Ivy in fruit
Ivy (Hedera helix) is one of the best plants for wildlife that you can put in your garden. Its late summer/early autumn flowers provide late nectar for many insects getting ready for hibernation; when the berries ripen (as here) late in the winter, they are an important food crop for many birds; and it provides cover and shelter for many animals all year round.
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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