mb - in May all of Greatbritain and Ireland seem to be covered in festive white with Hawthorn bushes

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Hawthorn Trees

Hawthorns provide food and shelter for many species of birds and mammals, and the flowers are important for many nectar-feeding insects. Hawthorns are also used as food plants by the larvae of a large number of Lepidoptera species; see List of Lepidoptera that feed on hawthorns. Haws are important for wildlife in winter, particularly thrushes and waxwings; these birds eat the haws and disperse the seeds in their droppings.

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  • Uploaded on August 15, 2012
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    by ♫ Swissmay 2
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
    • Taken on 2010/06/05 11:59:15
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 11.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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