At all of our holiday shows we will be handing out our "Nuts" mini note featuring acorns and hickory nuts found on Missouri's majestic white oaks and hickory trees. Included will be a reminder to check on your backyard friends who rely on the acorns for food during the winter months.
This year a unseasonably hot Spring combined with a late frost damaged the buds of these trees and Missouri squirrels all the way into Arkansas will have a limited supply of acorns for two years. White Oaks only bud every two years. If you love our furry friends who dance from tree to tree we recommend to visit your local Wild Bird Center to purchase wild animal backyard food. Local Grocery stores also carry wild bird and backyard animal mixes.
Having five large 75 foot white oaks in my back yard, I love to watch the squirrels and can't live without them. When the mighty oaks do shed their acorns they are there to pick them up for food, this year we are seeing very few if any acorns.
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- Nancy Thias Gronemyer
- Fenton, Missouri, United States
- I shop. I Share. Design is about ingenuity, being resourceful, quality, scale and beauty. Aside from being a consumer, I am part of the professional design community. This blog Actual Design is about increasing awareness of professionally designed merchandise in the marketplace. My mission as a consumer is to find timeless pieces in the here and now. Not the next best thing or not the biggest bargain. Written 9-16-2007