Holly Berries

Already the holly bushes
are almost stripped of berries.
Will there be any left
to ‘deck the halls’ at Christmas?

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jules
    Nov 23, 2018 @ 14:32:57

    We had 16 F or -8 C this morning…
    Brrr!
    I’m guessing someone might put out some bird seeds?
    I do – in the hopes that the birds stay around and eat the bugs in the other seasons.

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    • Libby
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 12:05:46

      I also feed the birds all the year round but just now they seem to prefer the berries! I don’t begrudge them, after all it is their natural food, but I do like some left to decorate the house with. I usually cut it in early December to make sure I get some berries, any earlier and it dies off too much but this year the berries are disappearing much quicker.

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      • Jules
        Nov 24, 2018 @ 13:33:03

        The early cold snaps didn’t help. I’ve started to feel sorry for the squirrels… so they have their own feeder. Once I put some apple scraps in the one box. I’m not sure who ate them, but the scraps did end up disappearing with just a few pieces on the ground. Which I suspect other little critters got. I’m thinking that the little box is about the height of a deer’s head… and that I might have seen deer tracks in that first snow. But those tracks could have also been rabbits. I do not intentionally feed the rabbits but I think they might forage some of the seeds too.

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