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Other Names

Chaparral Berry

Buffaloberry Facts

Buffaloberry is any of three species in the genus Shepherdia, Shepherdia argentea or Silver Buffaloberry, Shepherdia canadensis or Canada Buffaloberry, and Shepherdia rotundifolia or Round Leaf Buffaloberry. Buffaloberry is known by several other common names, including Bullberry, Chaparral Berry, Rabbitberry, Silverleaf, Soapberry, and Soopolallie. Buffaloberries are fairly easy to recognize, they are dark red round berries with small white spots on them.

Buffaloberry Farms

It may be possible to find any buffaloberry farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Buffaloberry Stories

Parks monitor buffalo berry crops
Parks Canada researchers are monitoring production of buffalo berry crops, an important bear food, in a bid to prevent potentially dangerous encounters between people and bears in Banff National Park. Parks Canada officials say monitoring berry growth ... Rocky Mountain Outlook [ story ]

Food shortage causing increase in grizzly bear conflict
The shortage of chokecherry and thorny buffalo berry has resulted in bears traveling far and wide looking for replacement nourishment as they attempt to put on weight before denning for the winter, Madel said. That includes looking for grain around ... Great Falls Tribune [ story ]

Grizzly mauls hunter west of Bynum
There has been an almost complete failure of the chokecherry and thorny buffalo berry crops, two staple fall foods for bears that are in hyperphagia, consuming as many calories a day as possible in preparation for hibernation. With no berries available ... Choteau Acantha [ story ]

Photo - Bear Smart Durango - Durango, Colorado

Selected Species

Canada Buffaloberry
Round Leaf Buffaloberry
Silver Buffaloberry

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