Meanwhile, I happily plucked a few plump rosehips and noted that were I inclined to gather the fluff for spinning, I could have scored in the milkweed seed pod department. (I had to google for a pic, having neglected to bring spare batteries for the camera, I was unable to take pics).
I'm drying the rosehips and will add them to tea at some point. If I wanted to make jelly, I think I'd need a LOT more than the couple handfuls I picked. no, I KNOW I would.
And I've noted where the milkweed pods are, so next year if I'm ambitious, I can gather seed fluff to try the spinning. I should be able to acquire a spindle by then, one would think.
There were a lot of bushes with dark berries, of unknown species. My field guides are packed. I don't think it is an edible berry though. There were also a bunch of those white waxy berries that birds love. I am 99% sure those are not edible. I didn't care to wade in cold lake to dig for cattail root. Some other time.