Firethorns (Pyracantha sp.) are very valuable non-native shrubs, not only because of their ample fruit which is a bonus for many wintering animals and birds, but because they provide good thorny cover for many nesting birds.
Technical Information: Photographed with a Minolta Dimage Z1.|
Copyright Richard Burkmar 2004. Permission is hereby granted for anyone to use this image for non-commercial purposes which are of benefit to the natural environment. School pupils, students, teachers and educators are invited to use and reproduce the image freely. The photographer should be credited where practicable. Use for commercial purposes is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the copyright holder.|
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