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Catfish Gray, Man of the Woods (1917-2002)


Catfish Gray (1917-2002) was the teacher, and friend, of my own herbal mentor, Will Endres. Will spent a year living out of a tent in the woods, without running water or electricity, to be close to Catfish and learn from his extensive knowledge. This led to a 28-year relationship, until Catfish’s passing in 2002. I feel honoured to now be a small part in this lineage of herbalists and wildcrafters. Thank you Catfish Gray, thank you, Will Endres.


Catfish Gray, lengendary Man of the Woods

You can find a few articles about Catfish online – here’s the one with the amazing photo – and here’s a film clip from 1974…


Author: It's a Wild Thing

Nature-crazy forager sharing a love of wild medicinal & edible plants & a passion for all wild things. Events & classes on sustainable foraging, bringing the wild into your life & nature therapy: itsawildthing.com

3 thoughts on “Catfish Gray, Man of the Woods (1917-2002)

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  2. My parents and I visited Catfish when I was a baby. Check out his flyer https://plus.google.com/108745048716769459106/posts/UHdHFtMoJWc

    • Hi Ben! Thanks for sending this old flyer – it means a lot to me! (and sorry for taking so long to get back to you – I thought I had replied earlier but something must have gone amuck). Cheers and thanks!

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