Sierra gooseberries (Ribes roezlii) are covered in sharp spines. Tasty and sweet, humans can barely pick the well-armored fruits without hand protection, let alone eat them. (See my 07-20-2016 article, “Sierra Gooseberries”). Golden-mantled ground squirrels (Citellus lateralis) have no problem … Continue reading
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Sierra goosberry (Ribes roezlii) flowers are beautiful and unique. The five red to rose sepals are bent back and the five small petals curve inward and resemble cylinders surrounding the five protruding stamens. (Pictures of the flowers are in my … Continue reading
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The domestic gooseberries in our yard are laden with fruit which should be ready to harvest about July Fourth. As I checked our “crop” I was reminded of wild gooseberry bushes that I recently saw (and photographed) along the Fish … Continue reading