For the past few weeks or so I've been gorging myself on Choke Cherries, Thimbleberries, Salal berries, Huckleberries, Saskatoon Berries, Black Caps and native Blackberries, both fresh and in crumbles and vinaigrettes, and now the most profuse type of berry, the invasive Himalayan blackberries are ripening!  I had my first taste of them today.  Very soon now I will be forced to make wine from having so many of them around.  And I will probably add plums as they will be ripe at the same time.  I've also been having some puffballs, seaweeds, grass seeds, salicornia and dandelions but few of the other wild greens are tasty right now and so far the fungal variety is not so great this year as it was in the past few years, and the cattail flowers are all done now, though the shoots can still be eaten.   So the main seasonal bounty right now is still berries, and the seaweed is always available, and so easily taken for granted.

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