Bird Netting & Pollination
This year I placed bird netting over my apple trees to keep the squirrels from running off with the crop. I'm noticing that many fewer flowers were pollinated this year. I'm not sure if this is just a seasonal difference or if the bird netting in some way interfered with the pollinators. In theory the netting was wide enough to allow bees and other insect pollinators to the flowers. What do you folks think?