Montana Gift Corral Blog
Here at Montana Gift Corral, we are huge MSU fans. In fact, several of our staff members are Montana State University alumni. From its stunning campus, to the community of die-hard Bobcats fans, we hold this unique university near and dear to our hearts.
In honor of homecoming week, we would love to introduce you to a few of our Bobcats here at the Montana Gift Corral!
Today, Thursday, August 26th, is National Dog Day! Much of the Montana Gift Corral staff are dog people, in fact, it's hard not to be a dog person living in a place like Southwestern Montana!
To celebrate the occasion we would like you to meet some of our staffs wonderful four-legged friends!
A huckleberry is a common name for small wild berries that sometimes look like blueberries. The word huckleberry appears to be an American word derived originally from “hurtle-berry,” a corruption of the Saxon heart-berg or “the hart’s berry.”
Huckleberries range from deep red to purple in color. There’s a ton of range of taste, habitat and appearance because there are over 30 species in North America that people generally refer to as huckleberries. Out of the 7 species that occur in Montana, only two are commonly found in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem! To complicate things even further, many of these species classifications are in dispute. The Globe Huckleberry (Vaccinium globulare) and Mountain Huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum) are considered the same species by the USDA.