Acorns, Conkers and Gumballs

by Andrea Morris
Thursday, Nov 2, 2017



Image credit: Image credit:iStockphoto/ PeteMuller

Fruits of the Oak, Horse Chestnut and Sweetgum trees decorate the season indoors and out. Acorns, conkers and gumballs, with their spiky textures, complement the brightly colored leaves you gathered for your fall centerpiece, a celebration of autumn’s beauty.

Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow, goes the familiar saying, and so do the many animals that rely on them for food. The population and health of wildlife often rise and fall with the cyclic production of acorns.  Casual observation of this year’s acorn harvest assures us that our rodent, avian, and larger mammal friends will be doing well this season!

 

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