Nope, these aren’t the garden huckleberries/ground cherries or whatever you occasionally hear about.
How about a closeup? Look at this one for a few minutes, study it a la Euell Gibbons, then look at the above photo again. Oh yes. Dripping with berries. Don’t worry, it took me a good 5 minutes of being in the forest before I got my ‘huckleberry glasses’ on again for the year. Once you get used to what you’re looking for, it’s easy peasy.
Hubby and I managed to pick about a gallon total between the two of us, in about an hour and twenty minutes – with squealy/whiny kids around and hubby going down to the car every 15-20 minutes to dump off our berries and help the kids with some snack.
Not pictured is a huckleberry cheesecake that was made a few days later.