Date: 8/5/22 5:54 pm
From: Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: Re: House Finches & purslane plants
We have had trouble with house finches eating broccoli leaves also.
Bob LaVal
Heavener

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> On Aug 5, 2022, at 6:41 PM, Cindy Cloyd <cindy...> wrote:
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> I’ve grown purslane for many years in various pots & planters around the place because it’s such a good hot-weather plant. The house finches are really feasting on them this year & just within the last month. Hardly a bud comes up that a finch doesn’t get. They’re eating the leaves too but doesn’t seem to be enough to hurt the plant. There’s just no blooms left anymore. I don’t recall them ever making this much of an impact before. Could this be due to the extremely hot weather we’ve been having? They’re also feeding on blackoil seeds & are regulars at the birdbath.
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> Cindy Cloyd
> Muskogee, OK
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