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Nature’s bounty on land and in the air/Wildernotes

August 10, 2012
By Brian Hess - For the Gazette , The Daily Mining Gazette

Summer is really flying by. Here we are and it's already the start of August. I haven't spent nearly enough time in the woods this summer but I have managed to get out and do a little berry picking the past few weeks. Blueberries are tending to be scant in the patches I have visited. It is taking a little more work to get any quantity of berries compared to years past. I have heard that a late frost this year really hurt the crop. I'm not sure if that is true or not. On the other hand, the thimbleberry picking looks like it's going to be good this year. The patches I have seen had plenty of berries ripening up. Blackberries are also coming into season and I have seen a few people out picking them.

 
 
 

 

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