Backyard Nature Wednesday: Bird berries
|Purple beautyberries. (Those blue blossoms peeking through are blue plumbago which lives next to the beautyberry.)|
|Golden dewdrops (Duranta erecta).|
All of these berries provide sustenance for the birds through fall and into winter, if they last that long. They are especially loved by American Robins and Northern Mockingbirds. They are wonderful plants on their own, even if the birds didn't like them, but the fact that they help to feed the feathered visitors to my garden makes them even more valuable.