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Holly Berries ~ Winter Food

Birds are scrounging around in the winter looking for food. I put out feeders to help them as much as possible. I also have holly bushes all around my home. They produce these tiny red berries that birds love.

They will eat wild berries all year long but especially during the winter when food is scarce.

Most of the Holly plants have separate male plants and female plants, and only the female plants will produce the berries. Some berries can be toxic to cats and dogs but are safe for birds. The animals seem to know this.

More of the little things about nature you may not have known. I try to help the birds out as I want to see them return in the spring and raise babies. And I want them to survive. I just wish others would do their part.

Photo ©CarolDM

  • Question of

    Do you think about birds not having much food in the winter?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Or do you have the attitude of they will find their own food?

    • Yes
    • No


What do you think?

21 Points

Written by Carol DM


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  1. There is this writer on Virily, i think her name is Carol, that convinced me about three years ago to put out food for birds.

    I had to hide it, so the crows didn’t eat it all, so it is nestled in the back fence line trees. I fill it at least once a week all winter long.

    have you read any of Carol’s works about birds? She writes just like you do!


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