wildflowers followed by delicious
berries in the autumn months.
Many imagine Newfoundland as a barren, ice-covered mass of rock. But summer does visit Newfoundland, and it brings a bounty of beautiful wildflowers followed by delicious berries in the fall months. Fogo Island plays host to a wide variety of flora that thrive in our mineral-rich soil. Coniferous plants including juniper and spruce coincide with woods such as maple and birch. Wildflowers are plenty and include blue-flag irises, Canadian mayflower, pond lilies, orchids, goldenrod, asters, violets, and Newfoundland’s provincial flower, the stunning pitcher plant.
Berries follow the wildflowers and carpet the Island from late summer into the fall. Just a few short minutes of careful picking will easily yield handfuls of blueberries, raspberries, bakeapples, crowberries, or partridgeberries. Along the way, spot wild mushrooms and beautiful lichens: mosses and algae that cooperate to exist together on coastal rocks.