Summer Berries in the National Seashore!

One happy fox eating beach plums!

One happy fox eating beach plums!

Well its berry time in the high dunes.  Most everything is done blooming (except the rugosa roses are still going strong!) and its now going to seed or fruit.  You may be wondering why I’ve led with a fox picture?  Well he was enjoying tasty beach plums when I snapped this picture.  I too am loving the purple wonders that have a taste between a plum and a concord grape.  Get out here and try some!  Here is the fox enjoying the fruits of summer:

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These beach plums are almost ready.  The fox will probably beat me to them!

These beach plums are almost ready. The fox will probably beat me to them!

It'll be a while before these green beach plums are ready to eat!

It’ll be a while before these green beach plums are ready to eat!

Bear berries are prolific in the National Seashore but...

Bear berries are prolific in the National Seashore but…

Bear berries are best admired for their color and NOT eaten...

Bear berries are best admired for their color and NOT eaten…

Blueberries are ready to eat, please leave some for the wildlife!

Blueberries are ready to eat, please leave some for the wildlife!

The berries are melted down for the wax and the leaves are used for the fragrance...Bayberries

The berries are melted down for the wax and the leaves are used for the fragrance…Bayberries

Bristly saspirilla bloom doesn't look like much...

Bristly saspirilla bloom doesn’t look like much…

Bristly Saspirilla berries

Bristly Saspirilla berries

Bristly Locust bloom like beach pea.

Bristly Locust bloom like beach pea.

 

Bristly Locust seed pods look like they're from Star Trek!

Bristly Locust seed pods look like they’re from Star Trek!

You have to lay on the ground to see the winterberry bloom!

You have to lay on the ground to see the winterberry bloom!

Hopefully were not quite into Winter..berry

Hopefully were not quite into Winter..berry

spotted wintergreen

Old P-town families have their own secret cranberry bogs...

Old P-town families have their own secret cranberry bogs…

still not ready for Thanksgiving!

still not ready for Thanksgiving!

Does anyone know what berry this is?  Email me at body.john@comcast.net

Does anyone know what berry this is? Email me at body.john@comcast.net

About John Body

I live in Western Massachusetts, in the incredibly beautiful Connecticut River Valley. I've been hiking, kayaking, and tracking wildlife throughout the Valley with lots of photos and videos that people may like to see. Whenever I travel I also take my cameras just in case I see great scenery or wildlife. My passion is wildlife conservation so I try to attend wildlife workshops and land preservation events (Habitat, Habitat, Habitat!). When I get a chance, I videotape the experts, they're just so knowledgeable and inspiring. I hope you enjoy my posts.
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