Bear in mind Bigleaf Aster

17 May

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Here is the early growth of  Bigleaf or if you like Large-leaved Aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

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This is one of the edible plants I’ve been hoping to find much earlier this month, but today is the day.

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(click on the photo to bearly see her.)  It’s kind of funny I also planned on adding a link to view a video which features Black Bears in spring eating Bigleaf Aster and today I also sighted my first Black Bear of the year. The bear is the tiny black dot about 800 feet down the road on the right, a little out of the range of my Sony Cyber-shot. You’ll get a much closer look in the Bear video, as  you will see some Black Bear family life and around 3 minutes in the Bears will start mowing down a lot of Bigleaf Asters as this seems to be a early spring favorite of theirs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoQC-XHPtIM

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