Friday, 14 December 2012

Cold December

In the hedgerows there's some Hips, Haws, berries from the Holly are on the bushes, the Holly  has only male or female flower and not both, any red berries on it, then it's a female, these berries are an important winter food for birds, insects and mammals, but poisonous to us humans.
  "If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue
Success will bless whate'er you do."
Leaves are now off most of the tree's, a number of birds are hopping about in the tree branches, you could mistake misletoe up in some of the tree's for birds nest's.