The Q&A Archives: Birds In My Ferns

Question: I have two boston ferns that hang on my front porch. The problem is I have birds that build nests in the ferns. How can I keep the birds from nesting in the ferns and is there any way to rejuvinate my ferns after the birds have nested in them?

Answer: You might be able to protect the ferns by stringing fishing line through them and around the supports for the basket; this should confuse the birds and make the pots seem less attractive. You might also try moving them on a daily basis so they seem less "safe". Rejuvenation would consist of keeping the ferns as healthy as possible and a little time for them to regrow.

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