Sign of the season: Berry picking across Alaska

Published: Aug. 25, 2018 at 11:07 PM AKDT
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Growing along the trails, Alaskan landscapes are filled with ripening berries.

On Saturday, families and kids attended a class on how to be junior naturalists at the Eagle River Nature Center.

Ute Olson Eagle River Nature Center Naturalist, says the program is about teaching families and kids which berries are safe to pick and which berries are better to leave behind.

Olson says the baneberry also know as doll's eye is the most poisonous berry in Alaska. Olson says the baneberry is red or white and stands straight up.

Olson says Rosehips, blueberries, highbush and lowbush cranberries are some of the berries in season that Alaskans can use to make tasty teas, jams, and desserts.