Trust me, you don't want to take your plants outside in a plastic or glass container...no matter how much air-space you give it. I did something similar with my anoles and bearded dragons. It was a nice, sunny 75F day and I figured they'd enjoy a little sunbathing. The tops of their tanks was just a wire mesh, plenty of space for air circulation and heat dissipation...so I thought. I came back out in less than 15 minutes and they were ALL DEAD! I was horrified. They were all "cooked". It was a tough lesson to learn, but trust me (and the others), get them out of their containers.
I also have a bunch of chipmunks, squirrels, and birds around my place. They very seldom bother my plants. I once did catch a squirrel drinking from one of my neps, but it was fine.