Winter fruit

December 13, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

The birds that hang around for the winter are roaming around a lot, looking for bits of food to get them through the cold weather.  Most of the autumn seeds are gone now, either consumed or fallen to the ground to grow in the spring.  Fortunately there are a few trees with berries left near the prairies.  I'm guessing the bright colors of the fruit is not an evolutionary accident.  How else would the seed find a way to get spread around if not by birds plucking them off the tree, eating the fruit and leaving the seeds all over the place.  I found some remaining berries lingering just before the first snowfall and like the way sunlight was hitting them to highlight against a nice blue sky.  These are probably gone now, serving to nourish a pack of waxwings passing through.

 


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