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Welcome to Eco Images       Vickie

Founded by Vickie Shufer in 1986, Eco Images offers a variety of experiences to help others connect with nature and enhance their appreciation of the outdoors. She launched her career with the publication of A Coastal Ecology Coloring Book and A Naturalist’s Field Guide to Coastal Communities in 1986.

Since then she has published a number of nature-related books, both for herself and others. She is the editor and publisher of The Wild Foods Forum newsletter since 1994 and has co-authored several river guidebooks for southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Her most recent publication is The Everything Guide to Foraging, published by Adams Media, 2011.

In addition to publications, Vickie also leads groups on nature tours and hosts foraging trips to various locations. These programs will help you explore natural areas and discover their hidden treasures. Participation will increase your awareness and observation skills as you learn to read the landscape and develop your survival skills.

Vickie is the owner and manager of a certified, 16-acre native nursery in northeastern North Carolina where she propagates coastal native plants and teaches groups how to use them for food, medicine, and crafts. She hosts weekend programs on Edible and Medicinal Plants at various sites in Virginia, North Carolina, and beyond.