I went to the most popular place of all to find out why the elderberries on the flat at the mouth of McLean Creek look like this, w with white, blue and vanished berries, which the birds got.
The popular online world speaks with great surety that the berries get a white coating when ripe. Well, it’s more like wind is rubbing that coating off, or is it something else?
All these images were taken from the same plant, with similar exposure. So, what’s the white coating for? And what does it mean when it’s gone?