Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, Wasilla: Picked lots of perfect, huge rose petals. A few rosehips are ready. Northern black currants are big and green. Raspberries and nagoonberries are small and green, a few beginning to redden.
Calvin and Coyle Woodland Park, Homer: Many berry plants flowering. Trailing raspberry, nagoonberry, cloudberry, watermelon berry, along with roses and many other wildflowers. Red currants and trailing black currants, and elderberry have small/medium green berries and a few flowers still here and there. Beach peas blooming and sea chickweed vining all over the peninsula beaches, very pretty.
Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, Wasilla: Picked lots o’ perfect black currants and perfect nagoonberries.
Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, Wasilla: Lots of perfect nagoonberries! Also ripe black currants and a few good red currants still. Highbush cranberry early red.
Hatcher Pass, Fishhook: Black bearberries half green/blue. Crowberries have small green berries in some areas. Lowbush cranberry flowering. Nagoonberries flowering. Lots of blooming wildflowers in general, pink, yellow etc. Lots of white heather flowers, king’s crown.
Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, Wasilla: Lots of perfect red currants. Black currants half green/blue with a few ripe. Some perfect nagoonberries, others not ripe yet. Green raspberries.
Ester Dome, Ester: Picked red currants, ready and nice. Some blueberries ready but mostly too green, look good. Some red bearberries ready. Crowberries look ripe but aren’t. Raspberry, lowbush/highbush cranberry all have green berries. Nagoonberry still flowering.
Ester Dome, Ester: Has been hot statewide and high/extreme fire danger. Rose petals mostly off, some rosehips, lots of rose galls. Tons of wildflowers: tall jacob’s ladder, yellow cinquefoil, dogwood, labrador tea, cotton grass, capitate valarian, etc. Extra lots of bluebell. Raspberry flowering with some green berries. Abundant nagoonberry flowering. Cloudberry finishing flowering. Soapberry ripe. Red currant, crowberry, and highbush/lowbush cranberry have green berries. Nice green blueberries with some purple color.
Ester Dome, Ester: Pollen everywhere, Fairbanks broke world birch pollen record this year apparently. Good spruce tips and red cones (berry-like.) Red currants have small green berries. Blueberries have tons of flowers. Also flowering is highbush cranberry, bluebell, labrador tea, soapberry, nagoonberry, coltsfoot and many wildflowers. Wild rose has no flowers yet.
Lucile Creek, Big Lake: Lots of lowbush cranberries half ripe. Picked a few nagoonberries. Lots of bunchberries.