An amazing year for berries

It may have been a poor year for acorns and ash keys but it has been a great year for berries. Here a few I have seen in the last couple of days.

Berries 1Down near the Turf Locks there was this collection – hips (Wild Rose), haws (Common Hawthorn) and sloes (Blackthorn)

Geulder RoseGuelder Rose at Parke

Black bryonyBlack bryony at Parke

BittersweetBittersweet at Parke

Please note black bryony and bittersweet berries are highly poisonous. Guelder rose berries can be eaten but MUST be cooked first – take care!

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