Where are the Berries?
Is it drought? Is it the late spring frosts we had this year? Perhaps it’s the famous Aleza LakeÂ mosquitos…?
ThereÂ are several disappointed bears and field workers out there who can’t grab and quick snack in the woods this summer – present company included! After several seasons ofÂ abundant huckleberry and blueberry crops at the Research Forest over the pastÂ few years, thisÂ growing seasonÂ is turning outÂ to be quite a change. Not only are the plants not producing berries, some of the patches are actually missing leaves, with the bare stems showingÂ a carpet if grey like a stand of mountain pine beetle killed trees.Â
What happened to the berries? If anyone can answer this question, please post a comment!