Blane Klemek: American robins are one of the most recognizable birds
I saw firsthand a couple of weeks ago the importance of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs that retain their fruits throughout the winter are to wildlife, particularly to songbirds. Several crabapple trees and highbush cranberry shrubs located at the Detroit Lakes DNR Area Headquarters were filled with large flocks of American robins feasting on the fruits of these plants.
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