They're the special garden ornaments, Chico2.
The bad news is that when I went to town today I ran into my first band of locusts just 2 to 3 mile away from home. I was told by an agronomist that they're a native specie and prefer to eat grass, and heavens knows there is an alarming amount of grass around this year, a terrible fire risk, but get enough of them and they'll eat anything green. Still, the roses, on the whole , have had their first flush, I'd be more upset if they were only just starting to bloom. A lot of my Spring flowers are going to seed but I've quite a number of double hollyhocks about to bloom, and sunflowers coming on that I will hate to lose .