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For reference the ripe berries are black and look like these. I must have eaten at least a 100 on Sunday on my walk. Found a couple more trees along the way so there were plenty. Might go back tomorrow or Friday for more.... I feel bad that I didn't have a container along so I could bring some home for the wife..... maybe she can come along next time and pick her own.
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That's one of the things I miss about not living out in the country. I grew up in Eureka, MO and we had dew berries that grew next to the railroad tracks, and there were paw paws in the woods near by. Plus there is all that green foliage we don't have much of here in San Diego, it being a coastal desert. Oh, but we don't have too many mosquitoes either, although a couple seem to always find me in my garage workshop. :D

Thanks for the photos.
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Neighbor has a mulberry tree ours we’re ripe about a month ago. I usually look like I committed a murder after a session in the mulberry tree with all that red juice splashed on me. My hands stay purple for about a week at the height of the season.
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Well it was mulberry Friday for us. We ventured out to do a few things near where we find the berries so despite it being hot a walk was in order. Stopped at 8 trees and I really over did it a bit. I think we have hit the peak so it will be down hill from here until next year. A real banner year anyway and so different then last year. I have never seen as many berries, branches are just loaded.

Blackberries are next. Found a few today but small and way to many seeds at this point. Most of the berries are changed from white to red so one more step to black coming up.

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Normally we only feed the birds during the winter months but this year we are keeping one feeder active at least through most of the summer. The unexpected results are a lot of seed husks on our "clothes tree island" blocks.
Just figured out what that is about. The young birds haven't mastered eating sunflower seeds at the feeder and bring them here where they are figuring out how to eat them. If they were to do this at the feeder all the seeds would just end up on the ground. Here they get to take a few shots at it and not loose the seed.

While they are learning to be on their own the mom and dad are still helping out as you can see in the later part of the video.

https://youtu.be/Bqk9aFShO6Q

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So what are you doing on Father's Day?

How about a video which answers a question you might have been asking yourself..... well I was. Do rabbits eat cherries?

https://youtu.be/TjTJs37hBCw

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While out hiking with the grand kids my grand daughter was able to get this picture of a hummingbird moth. We don't see them often so it was a treat today.
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I give the kids a time with the camera and you never know what will show up when I view the "film". This was one that I hoped would come out well and it did.

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That is beautiful!
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I have never seen one , thank you for sharing !!
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On a family outing today I happen to spot this my second hummingbird moth this year and was able to film it with my phone. These are so cool to watch!!!

https://youtu.be/OfYUygdfm0U

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