I was so excited to come home from our long weekend and find my sunflowers that my daughter and I had planted had grown about six inches taller than when I left and the leaves were huge and I just knew they would be beautiful when they bloomed. Well....I woke up and looked out the window the next morning and all the leaves were gone. Hum....what happened!! I was so upset! Upon further investigation, I went out and almost all the leaves were chewed off my sunflowers! Drat!
In the mulch, I found these. Did not look like doggie prints to me. I believe those are hoofs!! And, I don't believe it is time for Santa's sleigh.
Humph! I guess I planted something that the deer thought looked like a salad bar and they helped themselves. Lovely.