Hawthorn by Christina Rollo. Continuing my native tree series. Hawthorn is one of my favorites, despite its sharp thorns. When these trees bloom in spring they are beautiful!
Hawthorns provide food and shelter for many species of birds and mammals. The flowers are important for many nectar feeding insects. Hawthorns are also used as food plants by the larvae of a large number of Lepidoptera species. They are important for wildlife in winter, especially thrushes and waxwings; these birds eat the haws and disperse the seeds.
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Christina Rollo is a New York based nature photographer who seeks captivating moments. Her passion for animals has led her to take many photos of colorful hummingbirds, birds, animals, nature and landscapes. Her fine art collection includes museum quality photo prints, canvas, acrylic, metal, framed art, greeting cards and more. Shop fine art online for home or business, bring a little outdoors in!
July 15th, 2016
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