Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hide-out.

English holly is considered an invasive plant in BC. It spreads throughout the understory of mixed forests, its seeds dispersed in bird droppings. That this is the case indicates that this introduced species has some wildlife value in terms of food.

And then there's shelter. The only Hutton's Vireo nest I ever found was in a holly. And they make almost impenetrable day roosts if you just want to be left alone.

Go away.

Northern Saw-whet Owl.

3 comments:

Fiona Cohen said...

Oh wow.

Kimberly said...

How precious! Great find...a good lesson in slowing down and looking a bit closer.

ksdoolittle said...

You find and photograph the most amazing findings! I love the lead in to this story. One never knows where you'll go with your endings! It's so often a delightful surprise.~ks