Wednesday, 4 September 2013

free food!

It is a brilliant year for fruit and currently there is an abundance of blackberries ready for picking throughout the woods.
They are great in pies, crumbles, jam, smoothies or simply on their own freshly picked. So if you are heading out into the woods soon, bring a container or two and simply look out for patches of bramble, watch out for the thorns and pick away.
 
As well as being delicious to us, birds also use blackberries as in important source of food. Blackbirds are gorging themselves on them and they are also eaten by migratory birds such as Blackcap and Whitethroat as they build up their fat reserves before departing for warmer climates. Please leave a few for them !

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