Fairbanks: Highbush cranberry is flowering. Bluebells and roses flowering.
Swamp land, Big Lake: Great amount of cloudberry blooming. Roses budding and some opening. Very nice starflower blooming. Dogwood too.
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: Wild roses and bluebells fully blooming.
Big Lake: Wild rose has been flowering for awhile. Also nice dogwood and starflower.
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.
Big Lake: Arctic starflower are blooming like crazy everywhere. They’re especially good this year. Lots of dogwood too. Cloudberries are flowering still. Many roses blooming. It’s been hot and dry.
Farm Loop, Palmer: Wild roses have full blooms, some still buds. Lots of bluebells this year. Noticed lots of rose and bluebell in Anchorage too.
Donnelly Dome, Delta Junction: Gathered eskimo potato, coltsfoot, labrador tea, rose petals, fireweed, arnica. Wind like a hot blow dryer.
Fairbanks: It’s been very hot, high fire. Petals all fell off the roses. Bad rust fungi this year. The dogwood is abloom.