It’s A Jungle Out There!

It’s a jungle out there! A jungle of sunflowers, that is. These are the plants that come up every year around the birdfeeder, sprung from seeds that have somehow miraculously been missed by the many creatures that feast in our garden.

Of course, the birds love them! The goldfinches, especially, seem adept at catching onto the stems and digging out the seeds with their eager beaks. But others, like the sparrows, have to really work hard to hold on.

The bees and butterflies are also at home here among these sunny, golden petals, drawn by the abundant pollen supply .

I’m pretty sure there are other plants in there somewhere, but they haven’t seen the light of day for some time. I’m not even sure what’s on the other side but if I push some of these leaves aside and squeeze through………

Ah! “Dr. Livingstone, I presume!”

18 thoughts on “It’s A Jungle Out There!

    • Thank you, Marianne! I keep forgetting how large these plants can grow. They’re so strong they pushed one of the bird feeders right off the pole. It’s going to be quite a job cleaning up in the fall.

    • Thank you, Indira! It’s starting to look a bit of a mess out there now but I hate to cut it back as it really has become a haven for the wildlife. The problem is, trying to find the path to the front of the house.

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