Yowsa – went down to the pond this morning – and found 3 loose water lily pads floating. Left a message for the muskrat trapper. Then started to think a bit more – what else could do this? And the light went on, and I started googling – yeah. We had Canadian Geese on the pond yesterday. And today, water lily damage. Hmmm. And the various net gurus say – Geese love aquatic plants – including water lilies. And especially young ones – which is all I have growing this early in the season.
We will see – whether it was geese or muskrats.
Fortunately, if it was the geese – they are easy to dissuade. Simply start descending down towards the pond – and they take off.
Have a resident heron this year too. Again. But I researched them couple years back – and they do not eat water lilies. This heron waits till I’m half way down the hill – then it flies up into the branches of the willow trees behind the pond – waiting me out.