squirrels with no pity
The nasty vermin in my neighborhood are compelled to dig up every square inch of soil. They especially go for the areas where some foolish human has been digging, watering, or otherwise tending to a little seedling! The attached photo is a collage of my anti-squirrel fortresses for various seedlings - penstemon and dahlia on top.. the last pic is "the one that got away", i.e. a cardinal flower that got torn up despite the milk jug shelter. The worst is now over, but you can imagine what a frustrating time I had back in May and June!