clever mistletoe


9 November 1964, USA
Christmas / Mistletoe

One of the Christmas symbols – to kiss under the mistletoe. And mistletoe is a parasitic plant on larger trees. They have a really great strategy to keep their next generation’s seed landing on a tree branch, rather than on the ground below – birds are involved. Have a look at this video, if you want to know why Mistletoe birds are dancing on twigs.

After Christmas, you might bring a bunch out for your local birds to spread them? Mistletoe is a sign of the re-growing biodiversity in your area.



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