Early salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) boom
Observation: Early salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) bloom. On my way to Tununak I saw numbers of salmonberry bloomers. Hoping for a lot of berries this year!
LEO says: LEO Network is hosting in collaboration with USGS an annual survey about berry harvest in Alaska. If you are a berry harvester you are welcome to participate in our LEO Berry Assessment. See also the published report, How are your berries? Perspectives of Alaska’s environmental managers on trends in wild berry abundance. (J. Hupp et al.)