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Re: vole damage pics


Richard,
It was Jim that brought up grubs and it was in regard to Patricia's mention
of armadillos.  No one thinks voles go after grubs.
Here's the passage:
PATRICIA: If you think that looks bad I should go out and take pictures of
the
armadillo damage I have all over my acre.
JIM: I seem to have one that's working over my yard, too, Patricia. Find
those little snout holes all over the grassy areas. Think it wants grubs,
which is okay with me.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] vole damage pics


> HI Kitty,
>
> Moles go for grubs, voles are vegetarian.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 5:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] vole damage pics
>
>
> > >  I don't believe they feed on grubs as someone suggested.
> > That mention of grubs had to do with another critter discussed in one of
> the
> > vole messages.  You're right, voles go for roots.  Remember last year
when
> > Chris Lindsey wrote about the damage he had from them?  Lost several
> hosta.
> > When protecting plants, it is important to realize that critters may
also
> > take advantage of the protection.  I bet they could get under a cone if
> they
> > wanted.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 7:00 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] vole damage pics
> >
> >
> > > In a message dated 2/29/04 4:13:31 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > >
> > > << Hard to tell yet about plant damage.  I'm concerned about damage to
a
> > bed
> > > of
> > > 100 baby hostas.  >>
> > >
> > > Kitty, I don't believe they feed on grubs as someone suggested.  They
> like
> > > plant roots, bulbs, bark, etc.  Last spring I found one of my mature
> Sedum
> > > 'Autumn Joy'  sitting on top of the ground appearing as if someone had
> > very nicely
> > > dug the plant.  I believe someone on this list experienced the same
with
> > > hosta.  This was in the location of the vole evidence.  Several yrs
ago
> we
> > covered
> > > our roses in 'styrofoam caskets' (lg rect. boxes) until the voles took
> > > residency inside the caskets and stripped the bark from all the rose
> > canes.  I had to
> > > trim all the canes back to the ground and returned to the use of
cones.
> > >     My neighbor just told me this afternoon, the lg mounds of what I
> > thought
> > > was rabbit droppings were deer.  Are rabbit and deer droppings nearly
> the
> > same?
> > >     Ceres
> > >
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