Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Edible Berries.

Rippening Blueberries

Rippened Blueberries

Moutain Ash

Could be chokecherries or high bush cranberries blowing in the wind.
Same as above


Pin Cherries

Wild Raspberries
 Despite some inherent dangers the forest has a bountiful side supplying food in the form of edible berries for the birds and wildlife. As well the blueberries are handpicked commercially and shipped south. In the forest it gets to be a race as the blueberries are the favourites of the native black bears. Remember I said it was a wilderness forest. The raspberries are small, but incredible sweet. The pin cherries are tart but make a great jelly that a friend makes for us. No one eats the mountain ash berries, but the wildlife. The berries provide my energy food when I'm hiking or waiting at a wetland to see what's around.


  1. The green and white fruit are Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea).

  2. Thanks Michael. Are you a professional naturalist? I'm certainly impressed.