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Birch catkin feeder

Birch catkin feeder

Jeff Hahn


Size: 1/4 inch long

Where/When: Common on birch during August and September. Can be found clustered around windows and inadvertently entering homes.

Significance: Outdoors, it is harmless to trees. Indoors, it is also harmless to people and property but can be a nuisance by its presence. Can give off a bad smell.

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