Any Botanists Out There?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by HappyQuackers, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. HappyQuackers

    HappyQuackers Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 24, 2014
    Jeannette, PA
    The youngest chickies were out foraging for their third or fourth time when they decided to into some overgrowth from the woods behind our house. I tried to herd them back to a more open area, but they wouldn't budge. They'd discovered a rather large bush with little, round, red berries and were happily stripping the branches bare.

    Here's a picture I took:
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    I wanted to trust their grazing intuition, but I still had to go ask all-knowing Google. A few searches later I found something that seemed to match: Morrow's Honeysuckle, a plant native to Korea.

    Morrow's Honeysuckle:
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    I live in western Pennsylvania, but it turns out it's also an invasive species that can be found in the American Northeast.

    It's also fine for birds, but poisonous to people.

    So... did I find a match?
     

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