Date: 4/27/17 11:01 am From: Judy & Don <9waterfall9...> Subject: Re: 17 species on my mulberry
I love to eat red mulberries too, as do the birds.
Where did you get your mulberry trees, Jerry?
Thanks for the good info, I did not know they are dioecious.
On Apr 27, 2017, at 11:39 AM, Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> wrote:
> Thanks for sharing. There are at least 38 species that eat red mulberries. There are not many people that support planting red mulberry trees in there yard for birds most with the lame excuse and phobia that birds will poop on their car or mess on their side walks. I planted 29 red mulberry trees in my yard and my biggest problem is getting them above the level that deer eat them and in surviving the drought. Red mulberry has a male and female tree with the females having the fruit but the males are needed for pollination and a great supporter of native insects which is bird food.
> Jerry W. Davis
> Hot Springs
> From: Ragupathy Kannan
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:39 AM
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: 17 species on my mulberry
> 17 species this morning..... http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36307107 >
> I had a challenging teachable moment to my undergrads when a female Painted Bunting and a male Indigo Bunting perched almost next to each other on the tree!
> Ft. Smith