This past week I went on a hot run with my 80 pound pup, Viira. High humidity with temps near 80F. It would be a toss up to see how far she'd run as last year she averaged 1-3 miles/day in the summer heat.
The run started and about 2 miles in I was searching for water so she could cool off. To my surprise we found something better than water: wild black raspberries!
They looked like raspberries but because they were black I pulled out my phone to determine if they were edible or not. I didn't find anything concrete but I did find this website to test if the berries were edible. Eating wild berries is pretty risky but after following those steps and double checking the berries' characteristics on other websites, I felt confident these would be safe, and they were!
After verifying that the berries were indeed edible, I started picking!
Then I realized my shadow was staring me down.
Ok I guess I should share….
What a cool random find! I was excited to find this secret spot less than 2 miles from my house in the middle of the city.
Oh… and Viira made it 5 miles in the heat! Must have been the wild black raspberry pit stop!
Other wild plants that I've eaten: