Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cornus canadensis

June 29, 2016
Not very common here, but i found this one along Elfin creek here.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

pumpkin berry

Or as i call it timberberry. it's Latin name Geocaulon lividum

As i crawled over the forest floor to collect little pumpkins to decorate my pie for Thanksgiving. I was surprised to find so few. Yet the once i did find had transformed in perfect little pumkins, as oppossed to there more evenly rounder form in the summer.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Rubus chamaemorus

picking berries all weekend, (middle of July 2015)

raspberries ( top corners)
northern black currants

and the the droplets are two cloud berries ( Rubus chamaemorus) they taste good the way i picked them, red, but they should turn orange while ripening more.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nagoon berry

There are always surprises

On July 1 2014 i came upon a Nagoon berry that first looked the same, but today looking at the pictures it turns out to be a different subspecies then the one that grows around my place.

Rubus arcticus ssp stellatus

Three Guardsmen BC

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Elaeagnus commutata

It was the sweet scent of the flowers that stopped us in out tracks

Aishihik road

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Actaea rubra
June  22 2014
on the trail up to Granite mnt. along the Haines road
I have seen  a lot of Baneberries closer to the coast. (past the summit and Haines Alaska)
and earlier this month i saw them blooming on the island along the Millennium Trail in Whithorse

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


I have to look at my berries here on this blog again sometime soon.
Yesterday i found a good patch of Ribes Hudsonianum at Stony Creek
Black Currants
being alerted by the frangance of their leaves when i walked through a patch.

What is their family history?