He has degrees in forestry and botany so a walk in the forest is like a trip down Nature's produce aisle with him.
Wild Onion in bloom. I haven't tried it, but I have used Wild Garlic to flavour some campfire escargot on a camping trip a few years ago. I'm a bit reluctant to collect these by myself as a similar plant, Death Camas, grows in the same area.
Wild Blue Flax.
Vetch. Enlarge it and see the bug on the left side on top. It looks annoyed.
I found these lovely blooms at Wild Horse Creek along the David Thompson Highway. I was east of the Banff National Park gate so this is still my back yard. I consider the whole area west of Rocky in Clearwater County all the way to the National Park boundaries as my back yard.
I must make a correction. I recently listed The Weeping Wall as being in Jasper National Park. It is located in Banff National Park below Sunwapta Pass. Jasper Park starts just north of the summit of Sunwapta Pass.