Lilies forum: Darn Bird!

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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Sep 13, 2011 7:10 PM CST
Something ate seeds in one of my developing lily seed pods. It was the result of a cross of Karen North and one of Øystein's hybrid tangos. Fortunately only one of the three chamber was picked clean. I think it was a bird, because of the damage pattern and the fact that only the chamber facing the lily stem was attacked. (The other two chambers were hidden behind it and inaccessible.) Would you concur? And has anyone else ever had a bird do this?


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Moby
Sep 13, 2011 8:39 PM CST
Evil, pure evilness. Angry

Thanks Lefty!
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Sep 14, 2011 3:58 AM CST
hmmmmm Confused -looks brutal,.ive had a possum steal one or two[out of boredom],but not a bird..it nearly looks like a 'zepplin blowout',.,.strange,.,.
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Sep 15, 2011 9:07 AM CST
Grasshoppers tend to be abundantly bothersome at this time of year here, eating plant materials. The jaggedy appearance is typical, but the tearing characteristic suggest something bigger/stronger. But why was only one chamber consumed?

Well, the seeds would have been equal to its body weight; maybe his stomach was full...
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Sep 15, 2011 11:25 AM CST

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Whatever the culprit, I do believe that the best crosses tend to be the tastiest. The same goes for the most expensive bulbs. It sure seems like that anyway.
Tracey

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