Five Facts About the Eastern Towhee

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  • Eastern Towhee nests on the ground or in a shrub.
  • It is sometimes mistaken for an American Robin (until you see the breast color) but it is smaller and the colors are bolder.
  • Towhees eat seeds, fruits, insects, spiders, millipedes, centipedes, snails, flower buds and parts of plants in farm land such as wheat
  • They often pick through leaf litter on the ground as they spend most of their time on the ground.
  • The Towhee’s nest is often a victim of the Cowbird who lays her eggs along with the Towhee’s.  The Towhee is then left to incubate and raise the Cowbird chicks.  Their eggs look alike.

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Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?