Agreed! I have some pokeweed growing behind the shed, no intention of removing (or tasting) it. I went to wiki initially to see if the toxins were intoxicating Anne’s robins but there’s no obvious support for that from this plant. I have seen robins et al get ripped on late season “raisins” from wild cherry so wondered if that was similar.
[Btw, I worked for Dr John many moons ago as a barely passable cook and carpenter assistant building the lab on Appledore Island when he was director of Isles of Shoals.] _______________ Chris Pelkie Data Manager; IT Support Center for Conservation Bioacoustics Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road<x-apple-data-detectors://1> Ithaca, NY 14850<x-apple-data-detectors://1> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/ On Oct 26, 2019, at 12:54, darlingtonbets <darlingtonb...@gmail.com<mailto:darlingtonb...@gmail.com>> wrote: just that people should be cautious in using, handling or eating it. And many plants that are toxic to humans are fine for birds and other animals. Pokeweed is a beautiful, interesting plant. Just don't eat it or handle it without gloves. Betsy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --