Yeah, birds! Aggrrrrrgh! Responsible for much plant loss and in my case major ID confusion amongst the Pinguicula, Pygmy Drosera and VFT forms I cultivate. Always a joy to search for a plant for years, live your life around cultivating it and find some feathered sadist has used it in a nest. It happens all the time. Squirrels are almost as bad. WHY would they want to trample through my flowering Sarracenia? Believe me, I can relate, and WHAT may I ask you am I feeding my cat for? He lies there watching the depradation with nothing short of amusement. I am working on a plan involving bait, a one way tunnel and liquid nitrogen. I'll keep you posted.
Oh. I hang Rap CD's to turn in the breeze. This seems to dis the birds a little. They apparently hate Rap. Rubber snakes don't work, nor does the "give em what they want" ploy. I leave mix and LFS where they can easily get to it, but they gotta go for the rarest species pots. Another option is to fashion cages made form hardware cloth which is a metal mesh. Not that aesthetic in appearance, they do keep out critters.
I've got a magic window!
If I used a rap CD, it might keep me away also. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
Thanks Jerry. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
Tropical Fish Enthusiast
I like the liquid nitrogen approach. Inoffensive to human ears!