Swamp land, Big Lake: Picked ripe crowberries (perfect) and a few blueberries. Lowbush cranberries are about half ripe. Lowbush cran in many spots in the Valley don’t seem to have many berries this year compared to other years. Bog cranberries seem about half ripe.
Hatcher Pass, Fishhook: Picked blueberries in alpine areas. Many still green, some ripe.
Marsh land, Moose Pass: Picked ripe lakeside blueberries.
Marsh land, Big Lake: Cloudberries are perfect for picking, good flavor. Blueberries ready too. Plants all have happy leaves but not many berries per plant. Dry conditions, with record breaking heat earlier in July for Southcentral.
Marsh land, Big Lake: Blueberry flowers are still turning into small green berries.
UAF, Fairbanks: Trailing raspberry berries on trails. Some ripe blueberries. Few crowberries, but ripe. Bunchberries great and tons of them. Lowbush cranberries half ripe and crispy. Highbush cranberries red and nice, still tart.
Murphy Dome, Fairbanks: Blueberries are still green. Paltry this year. Also few lowbush cranberries. Bunchberries just changing from flower to berry. Crowberries are ripe and okay.
Hatcher Pass: People still picking blueberries.
Hatcher Pass: People picking blueberries, cranberries, crowberries.
Ester Dome, Ester: Picked highbush cranberry in spots the berries weren’t wrecked. Not very many berries per cluster. Blueberries perfect. Crowberries perfect, very big and sweet this year. Red bearberry perfect. Lowbush cranberries red and fat but crispy, not ripe. Still lots of weird mushrooms everywhere.