The woodpecker and the weevil

This is a wonderful blog post, the first I’m reblogging here. There are a dozen mulleins in our garden this year. We’ve been watching the ”Woodies“ have at the mulleins, and Linda found this post (h/t to her). Btw, although called weeds, that’s  a relative term. In Mexico, for example, Cattleya orchids (= those flowers in corsages) are considered weeds. So it’s all relative…mulleins will never, ever be weeds to us.


It’s unusual to see Downy Woodpeckers foraging on herbaceous plants in the middle of a prairie landscape, even if the flower stalks do reach 5-6 feet tall.  But the mature seed pods of Common…

Source: The woodpecker and the weevil

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