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Re: something is eating my veggies!

I had birds all over my Pineapple guava last year as it was blooming, and  
seemed to be eating the blossoms.  I was really upset, and figured that is  why 
I never saw any fruit....however, a knowedgeable fruit person (I think  it was 
Jim) told me that the birds pollinate the blooms.  Apparently they  are 
attracted to a certain part of the bloom, which they eat, and at the same  time, 
they pollinate them.   Don't ask me specifics...I'm lucky I  remembered that 
much.  Perhaps Jim can add something to  this.    Anyway, after being told this, 
I left them  alone.    Not saying that is the case with the apricot tree, but  
just figured if it is so for one fruit, might be for another as  well. 
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 1/6/2009 9:47:33 PM Central Standard Time,  
pdickson@sbcglobal.net writes:

My  neighbor told me the other day she got out her binoculars and saw  the
finches eating the blooms off of the apricot tree.  I have never  heard of 

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