Tree Year’s Eve

Slugyard is proud to be participating in The Tree Year project for 2011.  The goal of the project is to “be more aware of the little things in life – see and enjoy the diversity and beauty of the life and colors on a tree – and share it with others.”

I can think of no better tree to share for a year than our walnut tree, shown above as it is right now and shown in this previous post with all of its leaves.  This tree supports a lot of wildlife throughout the year, and the tree itself is interesting- it has male and female flowers, lots of nooks and crannies, and obviously it produces a lot of walnuts!

Here you can see a lot of the built-in squirrel perches that are used as they eat walnuts.

This is the base of the tree where two elderberries are growing.  These two bushes/trees also provide a lot of food for wildlife and show lots of 4-season interest.

The tree has a large canopy that is visited by many birds throughout the year.  Recently, it had a Merlin sitting in it enjoying a meal and a Varied Thrush taking a break.  Yesterday, it was a…

…Downy Woodpecker!

I am looking forward to posting about this grand tree all year long.  Be sure to check out The Tree Year periodically and see what is going on with other trees throughout the year.  I have provided a badge for it on the right side of this blog for easy access.

Happy New Year!

  1. I heard about this, and it sounds like a really cool idea. I’d participate myself but I’m not going to be in the same place for the whole year (at the very least I’ll spend the summer somewhere not Georgia), so there’s no way I could visit the same tree every week for all of 2011!

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