Monday, December 28, 2009

Birds Love the Anaar Tree!

The Anaar tree which bears the Anaar (Pomegranate) fruit is valued in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. The fruit and its rind have nutritious values and healing properties. The pomegranate is native to the region of Persia and the Himalayan ranges of India.

The bird community seems to realize the value of the pomegranate fruit. Of all the plants and bushes in my garden, the Anaar attracts maximum number of birds at all times.
The soft spoken "white eyes" and the chirpy "bulbuls" relish the red fleshy seeds.

The squirrel, evening brown butterfly and common Castor butterfly are the other regulars I have observed at various times.

Go ahead and plant an anaar tree in your garden!


maría cecilia said...

Hi, I have an anaar tree (Granado) in my garden, in the Los Andes mountains, and it does so good.

I wish you and your family a very happy 2010, and may it brings much love, health, prosperity and blessings to you all.
Con mucho cariño,
Maria Cecilia

IndianWildlifeClub said...

Thanks, Maria. From one nature lover to another, Happy New Year 2010!

Laura Gardens in Desert said...

I agree everyone needs one! Merry Christmas!

Bangchik said...

Birds can always tell which ripe fruit to pick... ~bangchik

Titania said...

It is wonderful to observe the birds. I have planted Pomegranate trees for us and for fourlegged and winged friends as well. Today I observed a native pheasant enjoying some ripe grapes...but I was not quick enough with the camera.

IndianWildlifeClub said...

Thank you, Titania. Would love to see the pheasant eating grapes! Do take a pic next time it visits.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I was not aware of the Pomegranate but am now. I will have to look it up and see if they are hardy and can live through our winters here in Ohio.

I was also interested in the bird species you have on your blog. They are all different from those we have here in this part of Ohio where I live.

Your Castor butterfly looks similar to our Buckeye Butterfly which has the same shape and the same "eyes" on the wings.

Thank you for visiting My Birds Blog and for the comment you left me there.

veterankindergartenteacher said...

What a lovely blog you have here!

Arun said...

I've had a pomegranate tree in my garden for more than 20 years but have never been able to eat even a single fruit from that tree. Squirrels and ringed parakeets eat the fruit as they start ripening. I always feel that they should have the fruit since I can always buy pomegranates from the market whereas they can't..

Susan Sharma said...

A very noble thought, Arun.