I put my 4 Jack in the pulpits out on the patio last night and today when I went out there one was knoked over at the base and the pot was dug up and one of the other pulpit flowers was snaped at the base of the inflorescence. Also the seed starters of datura and ipomea were utterly a shambles and will have to be replanted today.
Are there birds which are predators to woodland plants? The ones I know are out here in my back yard and occasionally stop at my patio are crows, woodpeckers, robins, mourning doves, blue jays, cardinals, barn owls and finches. I am assuming it was bird as I live on the second story of a condo and the cat did not go out there until I did (and he has no interst in the plants anyway). I assumed a cat sleeping on the patio would leave a scent enough to scare off any bird attacks.