The Juneberries, also known as Serviceberries, are at their peak right now. The Juneberry shrub can reach heights of 20 feet and are a favorite berry for birds. We can eat them too and they taste somewhat like Blueberries, although they are very seedy. I’ve never heard of anyone making anything out of Juneberries like jam or pie, they’re best eaten right off the bush. Maybe it’s because Blueberries are ripe at the same time and they are definitely superior!
The Purple Finches have been busy gorging themselves on the berries. They’re bringing their babies in and feeding them. Other birds like Cedar Waxwings and Evening Grosbeaks pig out on the berries too!
Even the Chipmunk was up in the tree having a feast!