When I see the cranberries thick in a bog, I think of the story book, The Legend of the Cranberry. Mostly because I like digging up mastodon and mammoth bones, but the book does talk about the cranberries.
Legends aside, it takes a few things working together to make cranberries.
Fungus might be on the roots, but what about the fruit?
There are still cranberries on the plants from last year.
The bumblebees, the mycorrhizal fungi, and the bog's little cranberry plants serve up the berries for our cranberry sauce.