Spring is still green, a few close up to enjoy…

They say that without the ants, the peonies would never open.  The ants eat away at the shell of the peony until the peony freed. Others will say the ants looking for oozing nectar.  At any case, once the buds have opened the ants will disappear. IMG_4654

And purple…

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And pink …

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And blue…

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and red with yellow and orange…

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and white …

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Birches are used as a food source by birds and animals. Beavers and porcupines eat grey, yellow and paper birch and build dams with water birch. White-tailed deer eat grey, river and paper birch. Moose and snowshoe hares eat grey, yellow and paper birch.

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