“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant” Robert Louis Stevenson
Plant a 1 year old seedling to support the released parrots. Survival of this seed is greatly improved because it has sprouted and already has one year’s growth. It will produce fruit for the birds in 7 years.
Help us support the parrots BRI is releasing into areas they once lived but are gone from by providing the trees they need for food and to nest in. Many parrot species rely heavily on a few species of trees for food and many only nest in the holes of old growth trees or the remaining trunk of a dead palm tree that was at least 25 years old. Since so many have been cut down, there are less food sources and the birds don’t have as many places to put their eggs and raise their hatchlings.
One of the projects we have going right now is planting more trees for the birds we are releasing via BRI release projects. The idea is that as we add new birds each year and then as these birds start reproducing the larger flock of birds will need additional food supply and eventually more nesting sites so they have a place to roost and live.
It is not enough to just prepare and release the birds into an area they once lived. We must also make sure there are enough nesting sites (suitable trees) and food sources – preferably not farmers corn fields.
These trees will be planted in out of the way locations on local land owners property – along fence lines, next to roads, not in corn fields, etc. – and deforested ares near our release sites that need reforesting.
Your tree will help families of birds grow for many years to come!