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No acorns this year?

Monday, December 8th, 2008

it seems that an unusual phenomenon is being observed in many locations in the US: no acorns. None. Zero. Zilch. And as a result, squirrels and other wildlife who depend on the fruit of a variety of oak trees are starving. It appears that no one has an explanation for the absence of acorns. There are many theories, of course, but no one seems to be able to point an exact cause. My first hunch was to blame environmental or climactic changes, but it does not seem to be that simple. Curious.