In this issue:

Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium augustifolium)

Found throughout Minnesota and much of the Great Lakes region, Lowbush Blueberries are prized for making pies, jams, wine, juices, and a wide variety of foods. The fruit is also sought by many wildlife species including black bears, deer, bluebirds, cardinals, catbirds, robin, doves, and turkeys. The flowers are a nectar and pollen source for andrenid bees, bumblebees, and honey bees. With attractive flowers and foliage, this resilient species makes a good addition to home landscapes that have acidic soils and full sun.