Goldfinches and Catnip

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Can you find four goldfinches in this barrel of catnip?

To please our three spoiled cats, we grow catnip in a barrel on our patio.

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Female Goldfinch

An unexpected benefit is that when the catnip blooms and sets seeds, American goldfinches arrive to partake, bobbing among the blossoms. For us, it’s a two-fer.

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Male Goldfinch

Most important is that we get to enjoy watching the beautiful little goldfinches as they eat their fill.  But I rejoice also in fewer seeds that will sprout in places where the invasive catnip is not desirable.

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