I've let the wild strawberries grow in the front and back garden borders. They are quite polite and haven't gone mad. They are ripening well before the cultivated ones, which are still green and waiting for some sunshine. The good old native variety just get on with it.
I don't usually pick them, but let the birds have them. This year may be the exception as there might not be much other produce for jamming. The birds can have the billions of snails that are out there. Snails, by the way, lurve the dreaded butter burr and congregate quite happily in the corner it has made its own. A point in its favour for a stay of execution?