That’s right--they love ‘em! Plant even a small briar patch and you’re almost guaranteed to see birds that have never visited your yard before. There’s a large variety of berry plants from which to choose, including thornless. Plant enough bushes for you and your backyard birds to enjoy.
It started out to be a leisurely day with lots of sunshine and crisp temperatures. I was minding my own business flying around looking for a suitable nesting spot or two, when all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a hawk! My heart began to race; and the blood pumped hard into my chest and wings. I flew as fast as I could, but knew I would not be able to outrun this predator.
Frantically I looked around for a safe harbor. There in front of me was a beautiful thick tangle of thorny branches! I skillfully maneuvered between the prickly stems and found a spot on which to land. With my beak wide open I started to pant; trying not to let the anxiety overwhelm me, I looked around for the hawk. The hawk was flying away. Whew! That was a close call. This briar patch saved my life. Come to think of it, this would be a wonderful place to build a safe nest!
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