Monday, June 27, 2005
My blueberry guardian. I used to cover my blueberry bushes with that black birdnetting to keep the cardinals out, but what a hassle. The bushes are too tall to just drape it and when you take it off after the harvest...it's like wrestling a squid. So I have recycled my son's old toy rubber snake collection into berry sentinels. They seem to work. I do move them every other day or so to "keep it real". Another drawback to the bird netting is it is a death trap for real snakes. Black racers especially. Once they crawl into it, their scales get caught, and the more they struggle, the worse it gets. I rescued a few in painstaking scissor sessions, but too many died when I wasn't around.
Posted by R.Powers at 9:02 PM