Shrews are some of the most weird and magical creatures I have ever encountered. Resembling a rodent, they are actually in their own order with moles. Indeed, they are an evolutionarily ancient mammal. Usually small, you can often identify shrews by their lack of ears, and their poisonous red and sharp teeth. Though this poison does not hurt humans, it is deadly to the insects they must consume non-stop in order to survive. For the most part, they form tunnels in the leaf litter, which they often travel.
Born and raised in Montreal, as a teenager I was turned on to wilderness survival skills. Since then, I have attended the Tom Brown Jr. Tracker School, as well as the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, WA, where I Participated in their year long residential program, as well as their second year teaching apprenticeship, and tracking intensive. I have now returned home, eager to share my passions for wild foods and wild crafts in the city.