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Monday, December 24, 2012

Mistletoe Spreading

Apparently Mistletoe is spreading across Britain and according to a story I read in the I Newspaper this is due to the Blackcap spending its winter in the UK.

Apparently Mistletoe is one of the Blackcaps favourite food and  the Blackcaps habit of separating out the seeds and wiping them directly on to tree branches is helping mistletoe to spread.

1 comment:

Ragged Robin said...

An interesting piece of info there Pete. We've tried to implant mistletoe loads of times in trees in the garden without success. Obviously need to encourage more blackcaps :)

Have a wonderful Christmas :)