The sight of deer in the wild can be delightful but when these animals invade your garden, devouring everything in sight, people's ideas might change. The internet is full of advice for ridding your garden of deer, but beware, much of it is ineffective.
In the newly revised Pest Notes: Deer, author and retired Wildlife Specialist Robert Timm, shares detailed deer management methods proven by UC research to be effective. Pest management works best when you understand the pest's biology and behavior, so new information about the range of the different deer...
- Author: Robert M. Timm
[From the October 2013 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News]
Is there such a thing as a deer-proof plant? Perhaps…but there are a variety of reasons deer may choose to ignore or consume specific plant species at a particular time and place.
Certain plants native to California (and elsewhere) have evolved natural defenses against being eaten by browsing mammals; some are toxic, some are distasteful, and some have thorns. However, in recent decades, we've modified California's suburban and semi-rural environments in ways that have provided deer with lots of.../span>