Columbus Day seems to be a great time to pick wild cranberries; they seem to be fully ripened or nearly so every year at that time. Since today is a holiday for me, I made my annual pilgrimage to the nearest bog in search of my favorite ruby-colored fruit – cranberries! Read more about this unique native fruit.
After meandering for a while, I at last spied my first gem –
Thankfully, I began to find a number of clusters of Large Cranberry fruit and Small Cranberry fruit. Without moving my feet, I picked 64 of the smaller-fruited species in one of the clusters I came across!
And other beautiful red fruit –
And something altogether different –
Also came across some native fauna –
Read more about this common large spider.
After 3 hours of wandering and picking, I headed for home with my bounty.
Wondering what to do with your berries? Give these recipes a try –
And, here are a few Cranberry Cooking Tips. Bon appetit!