|March 18, 2015, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA|
The Ornamental Pear began to bloom mid-March. In this photo you can see a gap on the right side where a section of the tree broke in a storm last year.
Each bud produces a cluster of blooms. The strong fragrance attracts bees, wasps, and flies for pollination.
|Pine Sisken amid the blooms|
Pine Siskens will eat tender young buds as well as insects. I'm not sure which was the attraction here, but I saw them in the tree quite often while it was in bloom.
|March 29, 2015|
Now the flowers are losing their petals and the leaves are coming out. Hopefully a lot of the flowers were pollinated so there will be plenty of tiny fruit for the birds in the Autumn and Winter months.
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