[gardeners] bird netting on raspberries question

Dan Dixon (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 25 May 2001 08:07:23 -0500

Hello all,

We're trying bird netting on the raspberries this year. The perpetrators are
mockingbirds and squirrels. The fake snake, fake owl, and six real cats
didn't cut it (granted, I didn't chain the cats to the fence next to the
patch, but don't think I didn't consider it). Shotgun's not
practical...might scare the neighbors. So I put a bird net "tent" over the
patch, supported by 4 poles. The net doesn't reach to the ground on 2 sides
and there's about a 1 foot gap there. I put the fake snake down there and
I'll move it around periodically. My question is, will the birds and/or
squirrels roll their eyes and laugh as they hop under my tent, or will this
stop most of the little filchers.


Dan Dixon