It’s that time of year when the green of the prairie is marked by the red of the berries. The buffalo berries pop out in mid July giving a bit of contrast to the regions. The strong, but scrawny and scratchy bush is a solid windbreak most of the year, but it’s this time of year when it bears fruit to add to the color and food supplies of the region.
Plentiful in the badlands and west river, these buffalo berries stand along a gravel road near Washburn. I wasn’t sure what I’d be shooting for my 1-a-day project, but when I topped the hill, I knew these marks of North Dakota were the day’s entry.