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Old 04-15-2024, 08:43 PM
 
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Last fall, I was lucky enough to get a bushel of pecans fresh off the tree. I looked up whether or not I could compost the shells (as I do with everything) and one of the uses listed was mulch. I tried it on a little lilac in the box I had just planted last fall and it's great mulch. This spring I tried it on two rosebushes and all was well until I went to check the one farther from the house and found some animal had dug through and flung shells all over the place. We have no squirrels here, so I wondered what other animal would throw pecan shells out of my rose's little bed and scatter them several feet around.
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Old 04-16-2024, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Last fall, I was lucky enough to get a bushel of pecans fresh off the tree. I looked up whether or not I could compost the shells (as I do with everything) and one of the uses listed was mulch. I tried it on a little lilac in the box I had just planted last fall and it's great mulch. This spring I tried it on two rosebushes and all was well until I went to check the one farther from the house and found some animal had dug through and flung shells all over the place. We have no squirrels here, so I wondered what other animal would throw pecan shells out of my rose's little bed and scatter them several feet around.
Mice? Chipmonk? Wind?
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Old 04-16-2024, 06:39 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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also deer, raccoons, possums, birds.
Stray cats may paw through it.
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Old 04-16-2024, 12:41 PM
 
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Yes, we have more cats than anything here and it was my first thought - except that the only reason I could think of a cat pawing through was not appealing and I found no evidence.
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Old 04-16-2024, 02:01 PM
 
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IF you really need to know, set up a camera.
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Old 04-17-2024, 04:55 AM
 
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IF you really need to know, set up a camera.
It's amazing what you catch when you have cameras setup. They aren't expensive either.

I have 3 timelapse cameras setup in different locations. They'll snap a photo on any motion and a quick video
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Old 04-17-2024, 10:51 AM
 
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I'd love to set up a camera, and am open to inexpensive suggestions. Especially before I go out of my way to get more shells because I like it very much as mulch.
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Old 04-17-2024, 03:42 PM
 
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I'd love to set up a camera, and am open to inexpensive suggestions. Especially before I go out of my way to get more shells because I like it very much as mulch.

You can buy a trail (game) camera pretty cheap.
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Old 04-17-2024, 04:28 PM
 
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It's amazing what you catch when you have cameras setup. They aren't expensive either.

I have 3 timelapse cameras setup in different locations. They'll snap a photo on any motion and a quick video
Are they wifi or do you have to retrieve an SD card to see the video?
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Old Yesterday, 07:50 AM
 
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Are they wifi or do you have to retrieve an SD card to see the video?
Depends how much you care to spend.
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