Northwestern Wild Berries
Northwestern Wild Berries
Northwestern Wild Berries
Northwestern Wild Berries
Northwestern Wild Berries
Northwestern Wild Berries
Northwestern Wild Berries

Northwestern Wild Berries


Regular price $19.95


By: Ted Underhill
ISBN: 978-0-88839-027-1
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Pages: 96
Photos: 80
Illustrations: 46
Publication Date: 1980/2019


Wild Berries contains a simple key and nearly 100 color photos to guide you quickly to berry identification. Additional notes on how early Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest valued berries and where and when to collect them, make this book an indispensable tool.

Let us look together at the more commonly seen wild berries plants of the Pacific Northwest - roughly the area west of the Rocky Mountains from southern Alaska to the Columbia River of further. We won't cover every last kind, for some may be left out that few of us will ever see. This book is not for the serious botanist, but for the family or individual seeking simple and reliable information about the berries along our roads and trails.

Because this is not for the expert, we shall take some other liberties. We'll use the word berry in the popular sense rather than in the more restricted sense applied by the botanist. Also, we shall lump together some closely related kinds of plants.


Author Biography

J.E. Underhill is a self-taught naturalist with many years of experience and special interests in the world of plant life. In 1958 he joined the British Columbia Provincial Parks Branch as their first permanent naturalists, and his work in this field has kept him in touch with a wide variety of natural history subjects. Ted Underhill is best known for his first book, Wild Berries of the Pacific Northwest.

Book Reviews

"I bought this book when I first moved to the Pacific Northwest. It's an excellent field guide, with descriptions and photos and line drawings of every berry I've ever seen here plus a lot of others. Not just the edibles, not just the most common or obvious, but everything. It covers SE Alaska, most of the Yukon, all of BC, WA, OR and ID, and parts of Montana, Alberta, Wyoming, Nevada and California. There's a simple key at the beginning to help you ID the berry plant in question. There's a description of how the Indians used the edible ones, and how they're used now - pie, fresh, wine, whatever, as well as what wildlife might eat them. And it's a small lightweight book, easy to carry into the field". -- Regina Johnson, 2013