Monday, July 4, 2016

My Favorite Wild Fruit

The subject of this post will be a light little look at my favorite wild fruit. What is it? It's mulberries! I look for mulberry trees wherever I go. I wasn't sure I would find one around here, but a nearby nature park is just full of them.

You might be able to tell by the picture that not all of them look the same. The black ones there are the ripe ones. The rest aren't ready yet. Whenever I find a mulberry tree I stop and eat as many mulberries as I can. There are plenty here for me and the birds.

The birds leave plenty of evidence that they've been eating them by their huge droppings all over the bridge on the trail in this park. I won't show you that picture this time, but I think you get the idea. The birds really do love these berries.

When I was about three years old we had a small mulberry tree in our backyard. My mom used to take me over to it and help me pick mulberries from there. That is my earliest memory of mulberries. I have loved them ever since.

I've had the trees at a few other houses that I've lived in. And I have found these trees on some of the nature trails I've visited in the past. But I've never found so many as the ones at the park I visit around here. This park is mulberry heaven for me.

You'd think I would get some good bird pictures from these trees, but even though I always hear lots of birds around I can never quite see them well enough to get any pictures. You'd think birds would see the camera and want to cooperate, but I guess these particular birds just think they're too good for me.

If you've been hanging around here long enough you know I've posted about mulberries before. Now I'm doing it again because I like 'em. The only place you can probably find them is in the wild on trees. Not at a grocery store. That makes them kind of unique.

These many mulberry trees at the nature park are one thing I've learned that I can appreciate about my local area. My quest this year is exactly about learning of the things around here that I can appreciate about nature. I want to learn to love the nature here as much as the nature I had when I began this blog. I think It's finally starting to happen. I'll talk to you later.


  1. Those are beautiful mulberries. Our big tree also attracts raccoons. The birds do a good job of replanting the seeds. (I think you know what I mean.)

  2. They look yummy. I don't think I've ever had mulberries.

  3. Hello,
    They look tasty!!
    Have a nice day!

  4. Maybe the birds are watching you and not happy that you ate their mulberries, :)

    They look so good!

  5. i am not sure if i have ever eaten a mulberry, they are pretty in appearance. i love raspberries, blueberries and strawberries!!!

  6. The chickens in my yard are eating well with mulberries. I let them fill up and laugh when they go running after a good breeze blows more down.

  7. Ugh...purple poop everywhere is the sign the mulberries are in full bloom! I found some on my walk through the very urban hike that I take around Midway airport in Chicago. Go figure!

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  9. I like mulberries too! In South Africa, kids used to keep silkworms and feed them mulberry leaves.