Cole’s All Natural Squirrel-Proof Birdseed is now available in the Garden Center! Why do birds love the spicy flavor? Well, the chili pepper plant evolved over time to be attractive to birds and distasteful to other animals that might make it a meal. When a bird eats a chili, the seeds remain in tact and pass through the bird’s droppings where they are spread over a wide area to grow and multiply. So, as a defense mechanism chili plants taste hot to mammals like people, while birds cannot taste the heat at all.
Watch Doug Oster talk about Cole’s here.