Featured: Beautiful, but...Asian honeysuckle berries
Featured October 18
Featuring a bumper crop of large juicy berries of the invasive alien Asian honeysuckle.
So, what's the problem? Lots of food for fruit eating birds, right? Apart from the fact that honeysuckle berries are mildly or moderately toxic to humans and other animals (such as dogs), this kind, imported from Asia, is crowding out native plants with its dense shade, creating impenetrable thickets in North American woodlands, and causing a host of more insidious unintended consequences. For its effects on birds, here is an interesting article: https://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Birds/Archives/2013/Ecological-Traps.aspx
Nichols Arboretum and Gallup Park
Taken October 16, 2016 (D289-2016 )
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From Featured Photos 2016