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Re: [aroid-l] amorphophallus and mockingbirds

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] amorphophallus and mockingbirds
  • From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo@msn.com
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 05:22:33 -0400
  • Seal-send-time: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 05:22:38 -0400

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Harry Witmore 
  To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 6:19 PM
  Subject: Re: [aroid-l] amorphophallus and mockingbirds


  Dear Harry,

  It just might have been the birds and not the kids!  (or maybe a combination of both??)
  As I mentioned in a previous post to Petra, to me there is no surprise that a native American fruit-eating bird would take advantage of the availability and eat some attractivly colored and tasty fruit!

  Julius




  >>Along these lines. You may remember I offered some Amorph kuisianus seed 
  last year and the day before I was to ship them all out I had a problem 
  with grandkid finger blight and the seeds disappeared to be later located 
  in the ground close by 'planted'. Well a year has passed and I'm wondering 
  about the estate (not really) and notice in a totally different part of the 
  woods a young kuisianus seedling where I have never had one and I don't 
  believe the grandkids put them. Is there any record of this species over 
  wintering as deposited seed? Maybe this is the case of a bird highjacking.<<

  At 09:13 AM 7/19/2003 -0400, you wrote:

  >I have to tell you that I just watched a mockingbird pick off an orange, not
  >quite ripe, amorph. konjac berry and fly off...the infructescence has lots
  >of berries missing, a few lying on the ground below the plants there, but
  >now I'm wondering if this bird has been coming by and sampling these
  >berries?  Anyone else witness birds eating amorph berries?
  >Petra
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  Harry Witmore
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