The Twelve Days of (Wildlife Gardening) Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…a replacement for a Bradford pear tree!

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On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…two mourning doves!

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On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…three moorhens!thirdday

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…four hummingbirds!fourthday

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…fiiiiive! naaaative! plaaaaants!fifthday

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…six types of millkweed!sixthday

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

….seven spiky yuccas!seventhday

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

….eight vultures circling!eighthday

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…nine frogs a-croaking!ninthday

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…ten tufted titmice!tenthday

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

eleven ten six four one no great big hawks!eleventhday

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…twelve seeds catalogs!twelfthday

(Rather more elaborate descriptions of all of these, including my absurd affection for black vultures and the six types of milkweed I have grown with varying success, can be found on my garden blog.)

A very happy holiday to all our readers, whether it’s with family and friends or at home with a bottle of wine and some takeout Chinese (which is far from the worst way to spend the holiday!) I hope all your gifts are greatly appreciated by their recipients.

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And I will blog at you again next year!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    So well done, Ursula! Your talent is oh, so very special.

    As I said over on your website as I followed along, the vulture w/signs is the best one, although that hug at the end stands out too.

    Wishing you and yours the very best of a happy holiday! My dogs hope the beagle gets a butcher shop :)
    Loret recently posted..It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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