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"Northwestern Wild Berries": Blackberries (and other berries) in print

On a recent camping trip we picked up this sweet book from a roadside market that had one of those rotating bookstands with short stories about the goldrush, BC history and guidebooks on roughing it in general...
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On a recent camping trip we picked up this sweet book from a roadside market that had one of those rotating bookstands with short stories about the goldrush, BC history and guidebooks on roughing it in general...

Originally published in 1980 by Surrey's own Hancock House, our copy is a reprint from the 90's and in their owns words the publisher says that "this book is not for the serious botanist, but for the family or individual seeking simple and reliable information about the berries along our roads and trails", and it served as exactly that on our camping trip as on a couple of walks we found and ate some seriously random berries that you'd normally look at and not know if they were poisonous or not, let alone tasty.

We also learned a little bit about those precious blackberries that we keep reminding you to go out and pick...

And "because this is not for the expert, we shall take some other liberties. We'll use the word berry in the popular sense rather than in the more restricted sense applied by the botanist. Also, we shall lump together some closely related kinds of plants.". Okeedokee.





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