The adventuresome life of a Great Pyrenees/Newfoundland dog in Northwestern Ontario

Wet and windy most of this week, so a smaller selection of what’s growing this week in the woods.

Saskatoons - Amelanchier alnifolia. These small trees produce blueberry-like fruit. We're on the edge of their range here and, sadly, the fruit is usually blighted. Too bad, Elizabeth says Saskatoon Pie is delicious.

Saskatoons – Amelanchier alnifolia. These small trees produce blueberry-like fruit. We’re on the edge of their range here and, sadly, the fruit is usually blighted. Too bad, Elizabeth says Saskatoon Pie is delicious.

 

Pincherry - Prunus pensylvanica. Our tiny Boreal cherry makes a great jelly. The trees are about the same size as Saskatoons.

Pincherry – Prunus pensylvanica. Our tiny Boreal cherry makes a great jelly. The trees are about the same size as Saskatoons.

 

Blueberry - Vaccinium angustifolium. This is a lowbush variety of blueberry. Elizabeth says Europeans call something very similar Bilberry. These are really tasty, but the sneaky deer eat them just before they are ripe. And the bears love them!

Blueberry – Vaccinium angustifolium. This is a lowbush variety of blueberry. Elizabeth says Europeans call something very similar Bilberry. These are really tasty, but the sneaky deer eat them just before they are ripe. And the bears love them!

 

Look! Here's a nibbled flower where you can see a blueberry actually forming inside!

Look! Here’s a nibbled flower where you can see a blueberry actually forming inside!

We’ll see if we can’t get more for next week!

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Comments on: "Wildflower Wednesday 2" (8)

  1. I love this, Stella and Elizabeth. Very interesting and beautiful photos too!

    • We’re so glad! Especially Elizabeth. She wasn’t sure how it would go over. ~:o)= I just love the fact that we go for longer walks off-road now!

  2. My mom loves blueberries, but the blue tongue reminds me always of a chow chow :O)

  3. I’d never heard of saskatoons – I love the name!

    • It is a Cree name. This berry is so important that the largest city in Saskatchewan (a Canadian province on the Great Plains) is named after it! I wonder how many other cities in the world are named after berries?

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