Saturday, April 29, 2017

Juniperus horizontalis

Yes! a few days ago, the male flowers released their pollen and yesterday i finally found, on a different plant (dioecious) a few female flowers with a last year berry ( which is not a true berry) and a two year old  ripe, blue, berry on the same branch.

April 29, 2017
Along the Takhini river, on the Kusawa road

and male flowers releasing pollen on April 25, 2017
same place

Friday, April 21, 2017


April 21, 2017
I put a sprig in a vase on wednesday, and picked on April 19 like this

Empetrum nigrum subsp. hermaphroditum

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