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Elderberry bush

Sambucus canadensis

Description:

The wiki article describes it better than I can

Notes:

Great for animals, birds, and humans. The berries are said to beef up the immune system, I make jam and spread it on my toast to fend off colds! The pileated pictured is clinging to some of the drooping outermost branches to try and reach the berries.

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3 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Excellent series and Information!

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

I haven't seen it happen since that one summer, though I hear Pileateds in the woods nearby. I know just about every other bird love elderberries and they are perfect late summer food for birds about to migrate.

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 9 years ago

Nice catch of the pileated trying to pick berries. I'll have to see if they visit the elderberries around here.

galewhale..Gale
Spotted by
galewhale..Gale

Maine, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2011
Submitted on Jul 21, 2011

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