Local holly berries

Christmas and Epiphany have passed, but winter is persists, and this week we’ll see our lowest temperatures of the new year.

The bay has yet to ice up, so we’ll get a little warmth off the water, but we’re headed for a couple of difficult months and so is the wildlife..

Holly berries on Leaming Avenue

The harsh cold at night will freeze the berries, the sun will thaw them during the day. The freeze and thaw cycle will make the berries mushy enough for our neighborhood birds to enjoy deep in winter, when food becomes scarce.

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