The French Mulberry, Callicarpa americana L., seems to have an especial attraction for birds. From the time the berries began turning violet color in September and October until all have been consumed, a constant line of bird traffic in regular peck order at the shrubs in our yard is to be expected. The mocking birds keep steady watch over the ripening berries, but other regular
visitors manage a feast each day. Towhees, field, chipping, and English sparrows, goldfinches, jays, doves, and starlings, and robins are among these.
Author: Lillian Gatchell and Blanche E. Dean
Volume Number: 1 Year Published: 1953
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 24
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1953/Vol 1 No. 3, 4_1953_p24-27.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1953/Vol 1 No. 3, 4_1953.pdf