IN THE GARDEN

Posted: December 2, 2017 at 1:48 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bluebird with blueberries Illustration

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bluebird with blueberries Illustration

Q I saw your article with the picture of the beautyberry bush. We have a native beautyberry bush behind our bird feeder. During the summer we see many birds, but never a robin. However, for the last two years in the fall a huge flock of robins has come through. They stay for a few days, and eat all the berries off the bush. Then they leave. We think this is strange. The other birds don't seem to care for the berries.

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