25
Jan
07

High Bush Cranberries – Girls Cabin Area – Jan 24, 2007


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Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

These highbush cranberries give some needed winter color to camp.

“Native high bush cranberry fruit…is a preferred food only of ruffed grouse and cedar waxwing, but fruit is also eaten by over 20 other species. More importantly, fruits hang on throughout the winter and serve as critical emergency food when other sources are not available. Because the tips die over the winter, plants become very bushy as they get older. They provide valuable cover and are used as nesting sites by several species of birds.”
from http://www.macphailwoods.org/shrub/hbcran.html

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