You may have waited to begin hanging your seasonal decorations until after Thanksgiving Day. Mother Nature has no such compunction. Having discarded most of her vibrant Fall leaf colors, she has her next attention-getting display of bright colors ready for notice. You can enjoy the pleasures of her holiday looks and migrating birds can partake of the bounty.
Photos by Susan Laume/The Connection
American Holly (LLex opaca) a native tree to our area, is often used for holiday decoration, its berries enjoyed by birds
Rose hips of Rosa multiflora (Rosa polyanthus), are edible for most and contain high amounts of vitamin C, often used in tea
Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum), add to nature’s ornamentation with their stylish black masks outlined in white and head crests, seen gathering in large flocks to eat berries, as specialized fruit eaters