Millet – Identification

Q: This plant voluntarily appeared in our back yard this summer. Can you ID it?

A: It’s millet, a common component of birdseed because it is inexpensive

In my experience it is not a good idea to feed millet mixtures because birds often scratch it to the ground. There it attracts rats, mice, and chipmunks. This easily leads to a rat/mouse infestation in the house.

It’s best to feed only black oil sunflower seed, which birds consume before anything else.

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millet

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