Date: 8/5/22 6:00 pm
From: Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...>
Subject: Re: House Finches & purslane plants
I interesting comment about purslane. It is growing wild in my gardens this
year! Never had it before. But no blooms on it.

On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 7:54 PM Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
wrote:

> We have had trouble with house finches eating broccoli leaves also.
> Bob LaVal
> Heavener
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> Sent from my iPad
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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
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> Muskogee, OK
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