Jane the canine forager is into foraging grass for both nutritive and medicinal uses. I love to learn wilderness survival skills from animals because they tend to be both more present and more connected to their survival instincts than us domesticated humans. Jane, for instance, uses her nature awareness skills to observe patterns in the environment, so she is able to successfully anticipate events, such as going for walks, before they’re vocally communicated to her. Below, she munches the good stuff in a backyard in suburban central New Jersey. According to PetMD, her ancestors frequently ate their prey entirely, including the stomach contents of plant-eating animals. Modern dogs are still omnivores, and grass is the most readily available “wild” vegetation they encounter.