Perennials, trees and shrubs that you have allowed to set fruit or seed is a tremendous benefit for urban, suburban and rural wildlife. Rose hips, Mountain Ash berries and even crabapples left on the plants provide much needed nutrition for foraging animals and winter birds. Many perennials offer large seeds, typically rich in oils so desperately needed for winter wildlife. Remember to leave your plants as they were in the autumn until spring cleanup, your local wildlife will appreciate it for certain.
January 28th, 2018