Forager Hike

August 13, 2022

Get a look at some of the plants which would have been eaten and used by ancient Native Americans on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Poverty Point World Heritage Site. A 1.5 mile ranger-led hike will take visitors through a portion of the earthworks with a focus on useful native plants. This event begins at 10 a.m. 

With no modern conveniences available 3,500 years ago, the mound builders at Poverty Point lived a very different existence. This group of hunter-gatherers did not grow their own food. Instead, they relied on the surrounding wilderness as both their supermarket and their pharmacy. This edition of the forager hike will focus on items available during the summer. The highlight of the hike will be the paw paws and grape varieties that will be ripe at this time. Be aware that this event is weather permitting and visitors should wear appropriate hiking clothing.