At one time, I was enamored of wildlife in the city: squirrels, chipmunks, skunks, rabbits, but now that I am trying to grow food in my garden, I look at such wildlife visitors as pests rather than guests. Each year at seed time, the battle is on. There is no way I can teach my wildlife that what is growing in the boxes is not for them.
This year I covered the rows of beans with plastic mesh but the mesh was not wide enough for the bed. Putting two rows of mesh down just left a thin opening and squirrels and chipmunk shimmied between the layers. The pests found a fun way to get to the beans. Imagine== a game with as many beans as you can eat as a prize! A complete planting disappeared overnight.