There is a lot to learn about mistletoe!
For instance, it is a parastic plant, known as a hemiparasite. It hosts mainly on Eucalypts and Acacias, from which it extracts water and essential minerals.
Mistletoebirds love mistletoe nectar and they are largely responsible for disseminating its seeds.
Many other birds in our catchment also love mistletoe nectar and the plant’s dense growth habit, which provides plenty of safe havens to call home.
Head to Jim Butler’s April issue of Feather Fascination for more facts – this is a very interesting read!
© Ed Frazer