Winter Cheer

These trees in front of McIntyre’s Books are Ilex verticillata, also known as winterberry. They – two females and a male pollinator  – where planted when the bookstore was “planted” 24 years ago, and they are about as tall as you’ll find anywhere. The clouds of red berries persist well into winter and often are eaten, over the course of a single day, by migrating cedar wax wings. We’ll see them the next 3-6 weeks or so.