Hawthorns provide food and shelter for many species of birds and mammals, and the flowers are important for many nectar-feeding insects. Hawthorns are also used as food plants by the larvae of a large number of Lepidoptera species; Hawsthorns are important for wildlife in winter, particularly thrushes and waxwings; these birds eat the haws and disperse the seeds in their droppings.
Riverbank Grape ~ Vitis riparia / ATTRACTS: Squirrels. IMMENSELY VALUABLE TO WILDLIFE! Attracts 100 species of birds, alot of mammals (including Raccoons). Leaves with quinch thirst. Needs a support to grow on. Loves to be planted by a water source, such as a stream. WILL OVERTAKE TREES OR SHRUBS NEARBY, PLANT IN A SECLUDED AREA. Suffers seriously from late Spring freeze, which can eliminate the Grape crop which is a significant loss to wildlife!!!