Black Raspberries Ripen

These look like ripe raspberries but are black raspberries about halfway to their final color.  The bushes were full for a while but it’s been a hot summer and a lot of berries shriveled before they were eaten.  What a …

Cedar Waxwings Get Spring Berries

The Cedar Waxwings are back along the Holland River.  There are two bushes that have kept berries from last year, one black berry bush and one that has what look like cherries.

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Three waxwings have been in and out of …

Dark Berries

All the berries have ripened now and those that aren’t being actively devoured may hang around into winter.  There have been hordes of birds in the trees but I have noticed, at least during last winter, that the number of …

Late Afternoon Berries

These berry remnants were startlingly red and seemed almost pink in the late afternoon autumn sun.  The birds have been making good work of the berries and I don’t expect to see much more of these up near the path.  …

Hippy Shake

The wild roses are covered with rose hips.  The orange berries are mixed with other berries on nearby bushes but have a distinctive shape.  Once again, we’re considering harvesting the massive crop we have of hips on our roses at …

Late Summer Red Berries

These berries have ripened nicely into a dark red.  The birds will be all over them before too long, fattening up for the winter.  They look round and delicious but I’ve learned a lot about poisonous berries in the past …

Purple Berries

These berries are unusual along the path.  Most are red or orange by now, and have a somewhat translucent feel to them.  These are denser, purplish berries on a tree with leaves that grow opposite.  Not a dogwood or honeysuckle, …