Berry Finder

Berry Finder


This item will be released October 8, 2024.

Identifying Native Plants with Fleshy Fruits in Eastern North America

Author Bio: Dorcas S. Miller, founding president of the Maine Master Naturalist Program, has written more than a dozen books, including, Constellation FinderScat FinderTrack Finder, and Winter Weed Finder. Dorcas is a former contributing editor to Backpacker magazine’s “Moveable Feast” column, and has worked as an Outward Bound instructor and as a whitewater rafting guide.

Identify wild berries and fruits in eastern North America with this pocket-size guide.

If you’re fascinated by native plants or the practice of foraging, then learning to identify berries and fruits is essential. While this is not a guide to edible plants, Berry Finder by Dorcas S. Miller is a great tool for getting started with plant identification. This handy, easy-to-use booklet can help you identify native plants with fleshy fruit in the eastern half of North America.

The booklet provides a dichotomous key to identifying ripe fruits that are one inch in diameter or smaller. Simply answer a series of simple questions about the shape or appearance of the plant, as well as its berries, leaves, and twigs. Along the way, professional illustrations by Cherie Hunter May help to guide you to a positive identification.

Book Features:

  • Step-by-step guide to identifying wild berries and fruits
  • More than 120 species of plants, shrubs, and trees
  • Professional line illustrations with key markings for identification
  • Small (6- by 4-inch) format that fits into a pocket or pack

This guide is applicable to eastern Canada and the US states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and parts of Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Additional information

Dimensions 6 × 4 in

Dorcas S. Miller


Cherie Hunter Day



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Publication Date

October 8, 2024


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