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Re: mourning dove shelter


Did you put it on the ground or up off the ground?  If off, how high
and if not, what keeps the carnivores from getting them?  Never knew
a shrub to stop a cat or a fox?

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
mtalt@hort.net
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> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> 
> I took large branches that came down in storms, chopped them up
into
> approx. 4' lengths (w/ an ax, I don't like power tools) and made a
> little square enclosure in between the trees along my tree line.
> 
> Just like you'd make a fort when you were a kid. In fall I add lots
of
> nice dry leaves to make it comfy and it is protected. Fence on one
side,
> trees on two sides and shrubs and such along the front. They love
it. It
> looks totally natural and they can hide in there and be safe. There
are
> times I'm weeding or whatever and am right on top of it before they
fly
> out and sit up in the trees waiting for me to move to the other
side of
> the yard.

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