birds -- was Washington recycling

Jane McGary
Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:01:01 PDT
Kathleen wrote,

>For the first time this year I noticed California Towhees (Pipilo crissalis)
>frequenting my flats of bulb seedlings. For various reasons, I put off doing
>anything about it, and I may have lost some Romuleas and Fritillarias as a

Towhees are very destructive in a bulb collection. They pull up 
crocuses, in particular, and eat the corms. I've caught them in 
mousetraps set to deter mice in the bulb frames. I've also seen them 
pulling up crocuses in the garden.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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