Songbird tree

DAY 119 (2 AUGUST) – Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) (Farnham)

My very first berries. Mixed feelings: they look good but I suppose they herald the beginning of the end of summer… The berries on this rowan continue from August to October.

But this is an attractive tree and much loved by 60 bird species at this time of year, in particular thrushes and songbirds. How lovely. And also (apparently) by cloven-hoofed game, red foxes, badgers, dormice and squirrels. But most will have to wait until the berries drop.

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