Every night we hear them coming. They emerge in the dead of night and descend on our trees.
They jump from the fence or roof onto the garbage and recycling bins down the blind side of the house.
They land with a thud, right near our bedroom....then they head to the trees. Namely, the Magnolia and birch trees.
These two critters (Mum and bub) were spied in our neighbour's tree before they headed across the border into our yard
This is what they leave behind...
Actually, this is pretty good compared to other nights...MONT mowed the lawn and cleaned up yesterday, removing all the evidence....the section under the tree was covered in buds and bits of chewed branches
So instead of this, from a year or so ago....
We've got this.....neatly trimmed branches
They've done so much damage to the magnolias that we've only had a handful of flowers this year
...and now, even the leaves on the two trees are looking a little thin