Nature notes and photos from BC, Canada, mostly in the Lower Fraser Valley, Bella Coola, and Vancouver Island.
"Serviceberry...what an odd name", I thought as I read your post last week. I did a quick web search to see what were the differences with blueberries, expecting that I'd never come across one in real life. That very evening, as I walked past a nearby school, I took a closer look at the planted shubbery that I had assumed all were blueberry bushes. I tasted one of the berries, and they had the dryish texture that I read about. I then read the tag - "Serviceberry". Coincidence? Or just observational selection bias?
Sometimes it seems that just knowing the name of something makes you able to see it where before it was invisible.
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