No acorns this year?

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.

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5 Responses to “No acorns this year?”

  1. Kerstin Says:

    While there weren’t many last year here, as well, there’s an abundance of them this year. I got showered this morning, waiting for the bus :)

  2. ingrid Says:

    lucky for you they are no bigger ;)
    I have lost track of the acorn crop this year, I really must go and check that out one of these days. The squirrels around here are still busy stealing our hazelnuts, so they might not even notice if there were no acorns ;)

  3. Kerstin Says:

    Oh, I hadn’t noticed that you already responded when I commented on your latest blog, sorry :)

    Around here it’s extremely hard to miss the acorns. They’re about everywhere but in my bed ;)

  4. ingrid Says:

    reminds me of the “Prinzessin auf der Erbse”, only a bit bigger ;)

  5. Kerstin Says:

    LOL. And fewer mattresses :)

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