Tasty lilies and other problems…

Tasty lilies and other problems…

Some animal is chewing on my lily sprouts, and digging up and decimating the bulbs that have yet to sprout. I was unaware that lilies were quite so appealing to the animal world...although, maybe it's just a chaos-loving animal, destroying for the sheer joy of it. You never know! ;) I'm wondering who the culprit might be. There's lots of wildlife around here. The damage only happens at night, though, so I'm guessing it might be one of the prolific skunks. However, I've also caught sight a few times of a groundhog wandering through my garden. Any ideas? I'm wondering because if it's a non-climbing lily bandit, I could block off the gaps under my fence and perhaps prevent his return. On a totally different note, I have this...accidental tree farm, if you will. We have several maple trees in our yard, and when all the little seedlings sprouted this year, my two-year-old guilted me into saving a whole pile of them from their imminent death by lawnmower. So I transplanted them into pots, figuring after they were established I'd give them away to friends who don't already have tons of trees on their property, or perhaps plant them guerrilla-style around the city... Anyway, this was about a month ago, and for the first while they seemed to be thriving, growing well and all. Right now they're at the stage where they're just starting their second set of real leaves. But I've noticed that on a few of them, the first set of leaves is starting to look not so good. They're sort of curling up and turning brownish, usually one leaf more so than the other. It seems odd to me because the tree overall doesn't look to be having problems, just that set of leaves. Is this a major problem, or am I worrying for nothing? I can't figure out what could be the problem, and since I have zero experience with trees...I seek help here. Anybody?
Narcissus

Narcissus

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