bear table 

Ripening dates of major black bear berry-producing shrubs in the Whistler Valley (Allen, 1996) First First Common Name ripe in ripe in Peak (Scientific name) Fruit Color 1995 1996 bear use High shrubs: Devil’s club Red Late July Early Aug Aug-Sept (Oplopanax horridus) High bush cranberry Bright red Late July Mid-Aug Sept-Oct (Viburnum edule) Red elderberry Red Mid-Jul Late Jul Aug-Sept (Sambucus racemosa) Red-osier dogwood White Early Aug Early Aug Sept-Oct (Cornus stolonifera) Saskatoon Purple Late June Late July Aug-Sept (Amelanchier alnifolia) Sitka mountain-ash Orange-red Late July Mid-Aug Aug-Oct (Sorbus sitchensis) Shrubs: Alaskan blueberry Purple-black Late June Late July Aug-Oct (Vaccinium alskaense) Black gooseberry Black Early July Mid-July Aug-Sept (Ribes lacustre) Black huckleberry Black Mid-June Early-July July-Nov (Vaccinium membranaceum) Black twinberry Black Mid-June Mid-June Jun-Aug (Lonicera involucrata) Oval-leafed blueberry Blue Mid-June Early July July-Nov (Vaccinium ovalifolium) Red huckleberry Bright red Late June Early Aug July-Nov (Vaccinium parvafolium) Salmonberry Red-yellow Early June Mid-June June-Oct (Rubus spectabilis) Stink currant Blue Mid-July Late July Aug-Oct (Ribes bracteosum) Thimbleberry Red Mid-July Late July Aug-Oct (Rubs parviflorus) Low Shrubs: Kinnickinick Red Mid-July Early Aug Aug-Oct (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Red raspberry Red Mid-July Early Aug Aug-Sept (Rubus ideaus)

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