The easiest way to spot blackberry vines in the tangle is to look for their pretty white flowers with five smooth petals. The leaves are narrow, shiny and have jagged edges; careful not to mix it up with poison ivy. Right now in our neck of the woods, vines with full sun are past the flowering stage, will have lots of green and red unripe berries, and are producing the first ripe berries. Partial or full shaded vines will still have lots of flowers, but there are probably ripe berries nearby.
|No babies were displeased in our pursuit of blackberries.|