Just when you think you know which plants the critters like to munch on and you've caged them all for protection, the blankety-blanks go for something different. My garden currently looks like I have a special relationship with a chicken wire dealer given the number of shrubs and small trees that have wire walls around them. Maybe that's the reason the critters have taken to digging up Iris tubers and tossing them around and even chewing on them.
But this week they did something entirely new: they started eating the luscious fat buds on the ten-year-old Japanese woodland Peony which is ready to bloom as soon as some warmer weather returns. I discovered bitten-up buds scattered around on the ground around the Peony had when I went for a walk around the garden, so now it's caged too! This is getting a little tiring especially since I haven't actually seen a rabbit this Spring but it does not seem like anything I've ever seen squirrels do.