Bradford Pears, No Takers
We have an abundance of Bradford Pears planted around our town as street trees. Some of them do well but others are spindly anmd stunted. Anyway, some years not lots of fruit but this year there seems to be an abundance of the tiny hard fruits hanging on the trees and littering the sidewalks underneath (to get squished by passersby). I haven't seen any wildlife interest in these fruits. No squirrells munching on them and no birds eating them either.
I did pick some and brought them home.Put them out were I put out birdseed to see if anything tries it.
Are these fruits useless for wildlife? Its not like I have planted any but they are all around so it would be nice if they were good for something. I do like the way they look in the spring when they bloom.