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Aug 15, 2016 7:08 PM CST
I never really thought about it before, but maybe that explains why we always had tomato hornworms at our old houses (not that many trees = not that many birds), but seldom do here at our present house (an abundance of trees = lots of hungry birds).
(We can't put out birdseed to feed them; the neighborhood also has an abundance of rats. Fortunately we don't seem to need to. The birds do fine foraging seed heads and fruit on various trees, shrubs, and plants (both ours and in the neighborhood), and some of them also take care of quite a few snails. I wish more of them went after the various flies here, though!)
Daylily season is almost done, barring scattered rebloom. This was the LFO on a new diploid seedling; image from 8-17-17.
Aug 16, 2016 2:01 PM CST
|That works with some birds. I have mocking birds here, and they sample the tomatoes....as well as any other fruit that's soft.|
Aug 16, 2016 8:18 PM CST
|I have both Catbirds and Mockingbirds here in the garden. They leave the tomatoes alone. More than I can say for the chipmunk who likes to eat some tomatoes.|
Aug 16, 2016 9:17 PM CST
|Hmm. Sounds like the critters have varied tastes much like us.|
Aug 17, 2016 9:05 AM CST
ctcarol said:Hmm. Sounds like the critters have varied tastes much like us.
The birds here would rather use the birdbaths and plant saucers.
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