28 years ago, my professor, friend and mentor Dr. Dan Holliman invited me to go with him to the Audubon Mountain Workshop, which was held at Camp Alpine for Boys in Mentone, Alabama.  The late Dr. Holliman saw in me my enthusiasm for all things Botany, especially my unique interest in Edible Wild Plants.  He also needed someone to drive the van from Birmingham-Southern College, something I did for him for many bird watching, research, and field excursions.  That begin my love affair with the Audubon Mountain Workshop.  Over the past 28 years I have taught at the workshop 17 times, only missing when we lived in Maine and Texas.  Now that we are back in Alabama I have reconnected with the great folks that put this workshop on and it is a real joy and honor to take part in this annual event.  I encourage you to check out the Birmingham Audubon Website and to register for the 2015 workshop when registration opens next year.  This photo gallery has some images of plants encountered at the workshop, not all of which are edible, as you may notice some of these plants are the carnivore!