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Preliminary Success in Taming the Wild Huckleberry

The Spokesman Review reports success in taming the wild huckleberry in their recent article which is quickly spreading to many news outlets. Combining the original research, by Dr. Dan Barney at the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint Research station, WSU and others are working successfully to cultivate wild huckleberry plants. Here are the highlights of the […]


Beware of Bears

Huckleberries are an important source of food for bears, so if you are out picking, make sure to watch! Here is a recent story published in the Spokesman Review Outdoors Blog by Rich Landers … Berry picker suffers bites after surprising grizzly A park employee, while off duty picking huckleberries in the Swiftcurrent valley, surprised […]


Huckleberry Picking is On!

According to the Spokesman Review … Time is ripe for hounding huckleberries The same weather that brought a thin snowpack, early runoff and an explosive wildfire season has delivered something that is infinitely more positive: an early and flavorful huckleberry crop. Berries are now ripening at all elevations, and the word is getting out. Pickers are […]


Huckleberries and Bumblebees

Did you know that bumblebees are the prime pollinators for huckleberries?  Not the honey bees! Huckleberries and bumblebees … I sure did not know that! According to a Outdoor blog posted on the Spokesman Review ….. Bumblebee may be huckleberry pickers’ best friend Sure, honeybees get the glory and we get their honey,but wild bees […]


More Huckleberry Stories

With the abundance of huckleberries this year, also comes an abundance of huckleberry stories.  Sharing personal stories — and even poems — about this beloved berry is fun and entertaining to huckleberry lovers everywhere. Greg Toffefson, writer for the Missoulian starts out with his story: Huck fever brings memories of harvest queen One morning last […]