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    Birds

    There were some birds upfront in the gutters... fine with that, but i put out my neps and they started pecking spaghnum to put in their nest. the evidence was the nest speckled with spaghnum and perlite... so i moved them down back. Then, a bird tore off two ventricosa pitchers, and left a serious hole in one of them. My sanguienea and fusca's top growth was actually torn off. Will these two make it? Pictures later

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    lol, that's pretty funny about the sphagnum for a nest. Sucks about the plants, but the ones with the top growth off have a good chance of surviving. Usually they sprout basal, offshoot, or activate a node.
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    Good. now i can't wait to see if they do. for now they're in an area birds wont find them

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    If you have birds that persistent, you may want to build a lean-to frame of some sort next to the house or something and cover it with bird netting. Leave a slightly overlapping curtain area in one side as an access door for you to enter and exit through.

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    Now, either a bird or chipmunk tore up my sundew, biting some of the crown off, and biting off the flower bud. I may need to mesh it if it happens again

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    I had some blue jays make off with my Sphagnum and VFTs one year. After that, I started using chicken wire.
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    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    we do have some chicken wire around a fence... but my dad has some netting which ill put over the bog, easily removable. Ill just need to hold it down with rocks b/c of wind

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