SNAPPED: the Western Serviceberry

Western Serviceberry shrubs are bursting with flowery blooms. This Utah serviceberry was found above 8,000′ in the Wasatch on the Mid-Mountain Trail.

The blossoms turn into small juice-filled purple berries. The berries have been used to create jellies and wine and are an important food source for various birds like orioles, woodpeckers, waxwings, and thrushes. Look for cardinals and robins nesting in the branches.

Learn more about the Amelanchier utahensis.

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