Garden Photo of the Day

Subtle protection

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

A fish pond is an open invitation for birds to come for lunch. This gardener found a nearly invisible way to discourage the snacking in her pond. Thin fishing line is zig-zagged across the water, making it an uncomfortable place for long-legged marauders to settle.

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  1. jancu 02/08/2010

    What is the fishing line attached to? And how far apart are the lines? I have been able to keep the Great Blue Heron away by using statues of them in the yard, but I'm plagued by a Cooper's Hawk which has taken a liking to the fish in my pond. Suggestions?

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