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Re: mourning dove shelter

All non poisonous snakes are ok by me - they eat bugs too. Jesse was
looking at the shelter this weekend, it's very natural looking which is
the whole point. I can always justify being behind in my weeding be
telling people, this is a birdy habitat, it's SUPPOSED to look natural.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 1 Apr 2003 00:14:44 -0500

>Looks like you do have a birdy paradise, Pam.  I'd have to put one up
>about 30 feet off the ground!
>Found a copperhead in my garden once; actually one of the cats found
>it.  Not a very big one and it went off into the Pachysandra and has
>never been seen again.  Mostly, I get huge blacksnakes, who are most
>welcome here.  The birds don't like them; major squawking when one is
>climbing a tree after eggs or something; but they are good rodent
>hunters, so I like to see them.  Have often found empty egg cases in
>my compost heap - figure they lay them there because of the warmth. 
>But have never seen baby black snakes.
>Bit early here for hummer feeders, but soon.  Clocks move back to
>normal time this coming weekend:-)  More daylight to garden in after
>work:-) :-)
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> I know it - my area is real safe. Worst thing I have to watch for
>> copperheads during dry years - won't see any in 2003 for sure.
>> have to put yours on a platform or something, wouldn't you??
>> No wonder most of my birds are year-rounders - would you leave
>> paradise?? LOL Except the goldfinches must be heading back to
>> Haven't seen them at their tube feeder in a week or so...
>> Gotta set up my hummer feeder tonight - they're due back any minute
>> woo hoo
>> Pam
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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