October 18, 2012 • Leave a Comment
The vivid yellow blooms of witch hazel provide a colourful backdrop for this black-capped chickadee. Witch hazel is one of our more unusual shrubs, flowering in mid October after its leaves have fallen. This reproductive strategy, fine-tuned over countless millenia, ensures its genes will be passed on to the next generation by attracting pollinating insects with a last ditch source of nectar before winter sets in.
Keywords: autumn, bird, black, black-capped chickadee, canada, chickadee, flower, ontario, shrub, tree, white, witch hazel, yellow
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