Dusty Blue Berries

Juniper berries, Cape Cod, 19 Oct 2019 (photo by Kate St. John)

Eastern redcedar or juniper (Juniperus virginiana) is a pioneer species that’s hard to find in Pittsburgh except where intentionally planted.

Junipers grow wild east of the Appalachians, offering their bluish berries to migrating birds. The berries are especially prized by robins, cedar waxwings, and catbirds.

(photo by Kate St. John)

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