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Maine’s small wild blueberry farmers struggle on what they’re raking in

After farm expansions and record harvests, both in Maine and in Canada, the market has been glutted with wild blueberries, and there simply hasn’t been enough demand to use up the supply. Last year, M... read more

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Tags: annette hamm, berry, health, holistic nutritionist, Julie Daniluk, wild blueberries It’s wild blueberry season which means it’s the perfect time to take advantage of all the health benefits, as ... read more

The irresistible lure of wild berries

Brambles, haws and elderberries, a verge-side scattering of scarlet and black fruits hanging heavy on bushes and forming a bountiful larder along this narrow lane in Strathdevon. The juicy brambles we... read more

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As bears eat well on natural nuts and berries, hunters' harvest takes a hit

Same for nuisance bear complaints. This year's abundance of such food as blueberries, chokecherries, raspberries, cranberries, elderberries, wild plum, dogwood berries, hazelnuts and acorns made for f... read more


Bear conflicts hit new levels in Alaska towns; trash and low food add to ‘perfect storm’

Poor berry crops and struggling salmon runs in some areas are just part of the reason bears — usually black — might be turning to towns seeking alternatives to the wild food, biologists said. An appar... read more

Wildflower sowing, wild berry understanding and wildlife feeding

When last week’s consecutive days of rainstorms and overcast skies ended on Saturday, I willingly whiled away some time on my covered back porch because the air outside was actually tolerable. When we... read more

Gary Shaw: We aren’t the only ones out there berry picking

We know that it’s that time of year for many of us to hit the hills and the burn overs for the annual fall berry picking efforts. We do this for a number of reasons. First and foremost, for many of us ... read more

Wild Wild Midwest: A day on the rice camps of northern Wisconsin

For indigenous people, wild rice is both a staple and sacred food that is served at all traditional ceremonies and celebrations. Cracked and cooked into a cereal, it nourishes infants and the infirm; ... read more

Minnesota's endangered wild ginseng still a tempting target for poachers

The wild plant grows slowly, sprouting its signature five-leafed green stems and red berries by late summer before the diminishing daylight of autumn turns it yellow and drooping and ready for winter. ... read more

Fanwood Environmental Commission’s Wild Edible Plants Walk on Sept. 15

Our “civilization” has moved far beyond the days when a person could live “off the land” by picking berries and leafy greens ... t realize is that we are still surrounded by hundreds of wild edible pl... read more

Wild cucumber and Virginia creeper threaten trees, shrubs

Wild cucumber is a native plant ... The fruit is a small, bluish-black berry that contains two to three seeds. The woody vines can climb or trail along the ground. Both plants’ seed serve as food for ... read more



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