Dewberries

Turns out Whooping cranes love ’em! 

If you’re not familiar with these tiny, purple Dewberry gems of sweetness, they are cousins to the blackberry, but unlike their cousin, Dewberries grow on the ground and not on upright canes. They are similar in that both plants have prickles, which for humans can make for a painful picking session but thankfully cranes are perfectly suited to pluck them from the vines with their long, slender mandibles. That said, they do still get messy… 

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2 Comments

  1. Jean P. aka CrabtowneMd August 21, 2017 9:06 am

    Love the photo! Those chopstick like beaks are perfect for picking dewberries !

  2. Di Lowe August 21, 2017 8:23 am

    So love this picture! Thanks for posting