Bitter cherry

The native bitter cherry (prunus emarginata) is one of the first trees to turn gold in this area, starting as early as August and paving trails in the Dungeness Recreation Area yellow. It’s especially colorful when its tiny cherries ripen to a bright red. It would be a very long stretch to make a pie from the fruit but it is a good food source for birds and small mammals.

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  1. Ah, so that’s what that is! I know the birds are into it all winter.

    (And yes, it certainly did rain in Victoria, though they tell me it was even worse at home, so I’m not complaining.)

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