About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, October 4, 2013

Photo Share: Rose Hips

The rose hip, also known as rose haw or rose hep, is the fruit of the rose plant that typically is red-to-orange. Rose hips begin to form after successful pollination of flowers in spring or early summer, and ripen in late summer through autumn.

Rose hips are loved by fruit eating birds, deer, rabbits, squirrels and other winter foragers of the wildlife garden. They contain a high amount of Vitamin C and many people collect rose hips for tisanes, jam, jelly, syrup, soup, beverages, pies, bread, wine, and marmalade.  

Thank you for sharing your photo! If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts.

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