Monday, November 21, 2011

A squirrel eating hawthorn berries

I went for a walk with my new camera to see what I could photograph on this nice sunny day. Here is a squirrel eating a hawthorn berry. There are three types of hawthorns growing on the south east corner of the triangle area. Here the squirrel is having a meal of washington hawthorn berries. Below is a closeup of the berries. They are quite juicy and unlike the other hawthorn berries (haws) that have flesh more like a berry than an apple. They grow in umbles of small berries with multiple seed segments in the center of the berry. They are supposed to be edible but not very tasty.

1 comment:

  1. fixed comparison: Washington Hawthorns are more berry like than other hawthorns, not the other way around.