I am continuing with the 365 Photos Challenge and I am now on Day 54. Anyone can join in, you do not have to be nominated. Here are the rules on the 365 Photos Challenge.
These holly berries are all around my house. The holly bush or shrub produce these berries. The birds love these bright red berries, especially during the winter. Food is scarce for the birds and people sometimes forget to put out both food and water for the birds. I feed the birds on my deck and also have suet feeders in several trees for the woodpeckers, flickers, etc. All kinds of birds will eat these berries. One of many reasons for having these holly bushes in your yard. The main reason is that make a pretty shrub around your home, they are evergreen, which means they stay a rich green all year round. No maintenance, just a little trim here and there. I am trying to enjoy outside today as much as possible as we have snow headed this way.
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Lovely post and wonderful photo!
Thanks so much Ellie. 🙂
Good deterrent for burglars with low maintenance hahaha so how come birds can eat it but not humans?
I do not know the answer to that but it is true!
Nice post! Nice picture!
Thank you so much Georgi!
Beautiful berries and nice and bright
Thanks, yes they are bright especially against the dark green holly.
I am glad that the birds have these fruits for food. I did not know it was in the snow.
Yes these are perfect for the birds. We are only getting a very light snow right now.
Very pretty shot….lovely berries!
Thanks Courtney for your comments.
It’s always a pleasure 🙂
This is the first time I saw these holly berries and just found out that their beauty is poisonous to humans.
Well cool Albert, you learned something! They are very common in the US.
They have prickly leaves and people plant them under the windows to deter burglars, hopefully.
I see… So, which one is more harmful, it’s prickly leaves or the poison?
Thank you so much! I appreciate that!
Are these berries harmful to humans or not. I think this is a feel great post. Had me smiling!
Yes LaJenna, they are poisonous to humans.
And if I had children, probably would not have these in my yard.