Monday, August 1, 2011

just for the birds

A couple of places in the yard are home to clusters of plants in the Arum family - arrow shaped leaves that die back in early summer, leaving the flower spikes to grow the seeds to maturity.  I was sitting quietly on the porch yesterday when I realized there was more blue jay squawking and mocking bird rasping that usual.  I watched the territorial displays and tried to determine if there were chicks involved.  After some time I realized the birds were gathering red berries, and then realized the disputes seemed to be over the cluster of berries next to the house.  I think they were all getting buzzed from the berries!


Pam said...

I've never heard of those plants! I wonder if they would grow here? Thanks for linking up to Garden Tuesday!

shabby girl said...

Just gettin' rowdy then? They're pretty berries.