Wednesday, November 14, 2007
ACORNucopia of Mast
The ground around here looks like this when you venture beneath the drip ring of our oaks. These are laurel oak acorns, but the others are spewing forth progeny also. They make walking barefoot a challenge and I have been beaned by one or two from above.
Last year's mastfall was light, so I was expecting a good one this season. Oaks seem to alternate their nut production, like pecans do ... but that could just be my perception.
The squirrels and deer are pretty happy about it.
My hunter pals are not, as the deer and feral hogs are avoiding their feeders and feed plots in favor of a forest full of acorns.