Holly Berry

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The new year brought the early return of the robins (Erithacus rubecula), who swarmed our holly trees and stripped them of berries over the past week. The birds seem to prefer this variegated variety, which I have not yet been able to identify. The berries are very bright red and mildly fragrant, and I’m experimenting with making a dye from the skins of the remaining fruit. I’m beginning to chronologically catalog the flora and fauna of our property, and will be making regular posts as the seasons progress.

2 replies on “Holly Berry”

  1. Looks like the standard Variegated English Holly, Ilex aquilfoium ‘Varieagata’. Could also be another cultivar, ‘Argentea marginata’

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