Did you know that blueberry bushes are a common bog plant? Blueberry plants are well adapt to, and therefore flourish in, the acidic soils found in bogs.
Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) can be spotted in this area. Interesting facts:
Highbush blueberries are shrubs that can grow up to 10 feet tall!
Blueberry plants grow in clusters of small white bell-shaped flowers that depend on bees and other insects for pollination.
Some animals that eat highbush blueberry fruit are eastern bluebird, wild turkey, northern mockingbird, brown thrasher, mourning dove, american robin, red fox, eastern cottontail, and eastern chipmunk.
Each blueberry contains hundreds of tiny seeds.
Highbush blueberry reproduction depends on birds and animals to eat fruit and disperse the seeds in new places with their droppings.
About lacawac sanctuary
Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center is an independent, non-profit, environmental education organization located on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack in the Northern Poconos. We operate solely on program fees, memberships, sponsorships, grants and private donations from people like you