Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Going For Gold

This year will see a new experiment in the feeding of wild birds.  And that is that I am permitting some sunflowers to grow up and provide a real-world feeding experience to our seed-eaters like the American Goldfinch.  The blooms are now coming out and are being busily pollinated by bees.  And I must admit the flowers are cheery things.  I have not had one flower at home since I was a kid.  But we will see exactly what happens.  It may be that the squirrels maul the things once they sense ripened seeds are available.  I hope the birds get there first.  In any case, within two weeks there should be some fun.  I'll post an update once I see what takes place...

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