What a disappointing sight to see this morning!
More tulip flower buds and leaves have been eaten, even with the efforts we made last night to deter the deer.
It might not be deer.
Or maybe not “just” deer.
You can see it a bit in the photo; something has been digging in the leaf mulch. It looks like skunks were digging for grubs.
It turns out skunks eat tulips. too.
I am thinking of setting up one of the trail cams over the area. Meanwhile, I think the roll of wire fence that I intended to use on the squash arch is going to be pressed into tulip protection duty.
I just hope the bulbs have enough energy left in them to grow more leaves and survive this.