Welcome to SOTW where you’ll find Rachel’s Wild Plants Blog (learn how herbs are used for edible, medicinal and craft purposes!) &some of the bush “stuff” Robin and Rachel make at Song of the Woods Studio.

Rachel’s Wild Plant Blog

Common dandelion – Taraxacum officinale

Start off with the first in the useful herbs series: Dandelion

Common milkweed - Asclepias syriaca

The most recent addition to the Wild Plant Series: Common milkweed – Asclepias syriaca – And many more herbals on the way! Yarrow and Joe-Pye Weed are coming up next!

For now, we’re sticking with local flora (to Haliburton County, Ontario, Canada!) Eventually, we’ll start posting more exotic wild plants in addition to these.

Have you ever wondered what herbs a black bear self medicates with? Did you know a turtle wears weeds? Or that some birds use herbs in their nests that repel pests and are antimicrobial? I’m curious about these things too, and will be investigating, so >

Wild Allies Series

Check out the first of the Wild Allies Series: How Black Bears Use Wild Plants

Beaver is up now too!
Turtles are next!
Foxes soon too –
I hear they keep mini herb gardens!

We also occasionally post organic plant-based recipes and crafts!

What’s up at the studio..

Leather bags and binders from an upcycled couch coming soon!

We mostly get busy making stuff from May-October, you know, when we’re not frozen solid. Click on the Gallery to browse many creations.