I've tried netting (which whatever it is can still poke its beak through) and I've tried diligent picking. Still, something eats them. I starting to wonder if it is mice...but I'm suspecting bluebirds. I don't mind sharing the raspberries, as there are more than enough of those to go around, but my small strawberry patch is MINE dang it. I'd like to get more than 12 good fruits in a season.
So I have an idea. I want to make fruit cages like the ones in this video:
Gardening. It's warfare, people. Me against the critters that want to eat all my strawberries. I'm going to do my best to win next season.