Sunday, June 6, 2010
Some Weeds are for the Birds
Goldfinches kind of relate to milkweed because they've been known to use the down (milkweed seeds have feather-like fans attached to them) to make a nest out of. Actually people used to stuff pillows with milkweed down. Where goldfinches get milkweed seeds this early though is a mystery to me. I suspect it happens more commonly in the south.