Acorns Note Cards: Big Time Acorn Showers Means...
These 8 cards & envelopes (4 x 2 inches) of three painted acorns aren't just for squirrels. This fall 2020 among all the other nutty things going on, we are seeing an abundance of acorns.
MADE IN THE U.S.A. from Earth Sky + Water
Here from an article found on line about acorns falling off of red oaks in Pennsylvania:
The amount of acorns that fall annually, with it cyclical booms and busts, impacts the quality of life and life itself for animals and birds that feed on these nuts.
“With more acorns, wildlife will be much better equipped to handle winter or fall migration,” Reed said.
Bears, deer and other mammals such as squirrels, chipmunks, mice and some birds will gorge on the acorns, he said.
“That increases their chances for survival and spreads out the feeding pressure,” he added. The ample number of acorns ensures the reproduction of more oak trees, Reed said.
How did the bounty of acorns come to be? The weather and other factors last year into this year made for a robust acorn mast, Reed said. There were no late freezes impacting the trees and conditions were right for pollination. “You want some breeze but not too windy and not too wet, Reed said.
Factors accounting for the large number of acorns could go back two three years, said Wolyniak. “Weather conditions must have been favorable,” he said.
Regardless of the reason why, acorns will continue dropping for the next two weeks, Wolyniak said, always falling before the leaves, he noted.