birds -- was Washington recycling

Max Withers
Mon, 09 Mar 2009 19:25:13 PDT
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
result. Eventually I covered my flats with hardware cloth (also known as rat
wire, a metal mesh with 1/4 inch apertures), which keeps short-billed birds
out at least. No clams yet, though an owl or hawk once left us half a rat.

Max Withers
Oakland CA
Calochortus umbellatus and an apparently confused Kniphofia "Christmas
cheer" flowering now.

Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2009 15:00:36 -0700
From: Kathleen Sayce <>
Subject: [pbs]  Washington recycling

....So now I need not only
a crow-dropping-clams-proof coldframe, it needs to be rodent and bird
proof too.

Nahcotta, WA.

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