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Desert

  • Desert Hackberry

    Desert Hackberry

    Celtis ehrenbergiana

    Produces orange fruits eaten by many birds and mammals. Provides cover habitat for birds and is frequently used by Gambel’s quail.

    When Does It Have Berries & Flowers?

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    SOME OF YOUR REGION’S BIRDS THAT WILL EAT ITS BERRIES

    This isn’t all of the birds in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to feed on this berry species.

    • Northern MockingbirdNorthern Mockingbird
    • Curve-billed ThrasherCurve-billed Thrasher
    • Western BluebirdWestern Bluebird
    • Gambel's QuailGambel's Quail
    • PhainopeplaPhainopepla

    Some Pollinators this berry helps attract

    This isn’t all of the pollinators in your region that will utilize it, but a handful of representative species.

    • Native BeesNative Bees
    • butterfliesButterflies
    • mothsMoths

    Caterpillars That utilize this plant

    This isn’t all of the caterpillars in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to use this species as a host plant.

    • American snoutAmerican Snout
  • Desert Sumac

    Desert Sumac

    Rhus microphylla

    Also called “litteleaf sumac.” High-protein berries are eaten by many birds and other animals, and is an important winter food. Frequently used for nesting.

    When Does It Have Berries & Flowers?

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    SOME OF YOUR REGION’S BIRDS THAT WILL EAT ITS BERRIES

    This isn’t all of the birds in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to feed on this berry species.

    • Cedar WaxwingCedar Waxwing
    • Northern MockingbirdNorthern Mockingbird
    • Curve-billed ThrasherCurve-billed Thrasher
    • Gambel's QuailGambel's Quail
    • PhainopeplaPhainopepla

    Some Pollinators this berry helps attract

    This isn’t all of the pollinators in your region that will utilize it, but a handful of representative species.

    • Native BeesNative Bees
  • Lotebush

    Lotebush

    Ziziphus obtusifolia

    This interesting shrub is pollinated by a variety of insects, and then produces fruits nearly a year later. High protein fruits are consumed by birds and mammals.

    When Does It Have Berries & Flowers?

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    SOME OF YOUR REGION’S BIRDS THAT WILL EAT ITS BERRIES

    This isn’t all of the birds in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to feed on this berry species.

    • Northern MockingbirdNorthern Mockingbird
    • Bullock's OrioleBullock's Oriole
    • Curve-billed ThrasherCurve-billed Thrasher
    • Gambel's QuailGambel's Quail
    • PhainopeplaPhainopepla

    Some Pollinators this berry helps attract

    This isn’t all of the pollinators in your region that will utilize it, but a handful of representative species.

    • Native BeesNative Bees
  • Pale Wolfberry

    Pale Wolfberry

    Lycium pallidum

    Fruits are an important food source for birds and small mammals, especially phainopeplas during spring.

    When Does It Have Berries & Flowers?

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    SOME OF YOUR REGION’S BIRDS THAT WILL EAT ITS BERRIES

    This isn’t all of the birds in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to feed on this berry species.

    • Cedar WaxwingCedar Waxwing
    • Northern MockingbirdNorthern Mockingbird
    • Curve-billed ThrasherCurve-billed Thrasher
    • Gambel's QuailGambel's Quail
    • PhainopeplaPhainopepla

    Some Pollinators this berry helps attract

    This isn’t all of the pollinators in your region that will utilize it, but a handful of representative species.

    • Native BeesNative Bees
    • butterfliesButterflies
    • mothsMoths
  • Prickly Pear

    Prickly Pear

    Opuntia spp.

    Fruits eaten by many birds and other animals. Flowers provide important nectar source to many native bees.

    When Does It Have Berries & Flowers?

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    SOME OF YOUR REGION’S BIRDS THAT WILL EAT ITS BERRIES

    This isn’t all of the birds in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to feed on this berry species.

    • Northern MockingbirdNorthern Mockingbird
    • Lesser GoldfinchLesser Goldfinch
    • Curve-billed ThrasherCurve-billed Thrasher
    • Gambel's QuailGambel's Quail

    Some Pollinators this berry helps attract

    This isn’t all of the pollinators in your region that will utilize it, but a handful of representative species.

    • Native BeesNative Bees
    • Broad-tailed HummingbirdBroad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned HummingbirdBlack-chinned Hummingbird
    • Costa's HummingbirdCosta's Hummingbird
    • Blue-throated HummingbirdBlue-throated Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed HummingbirdBroad-billed Hummingbird
    • Anna's HummingbirdAnna's Hummingbird

Header photo credits: Catbird © Laura Frazier, Cedar Waxing © Kevin L. Cole

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