Print

Print


I know this thread started some time ago, but I have finally concluded that we don't have the typical numbers of acorns in this area.  We have one post oak tree out of dozens in our yard that has any acorns.  Most white oaks in our neighborhood have very few acorns.  I talked to a woman I work with who runs a campground/canoe place about 20 miles from here and they also have few acorns.
Interestingly (and maybe related to this?) are large numbers of squirrels on the move.  Many road killed squirrels; squirrels running in places you don't normally see them.  They are hanging out at bird feeders, but you can make some long walks in the woods and not see any.
Also, some of our Redbud trees have no seed pods, despite flowering prolifically this spring.  Some redbuds have pods, but not all.  I have no explanation for this.

Linda Frederick,
Rolla, MO
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Leon Book 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 9:27 PM
  Subject: Re: Turkeys and lack of acorns


  Relatively new to the list. Have enjoyed reading about all the sightings across Missouri and in neighboring states. Just want to add that our pin oaks have been very fertile this fall. Acorns everywhere. 

  Leon Book
  Cape Girardeau




------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  From: Bill Goodge <[log in to unmask]>
  To: [log in to unmask]
  Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 9:44:26 AM
  Subject: Re: Turkeys and lack of acorns

  I have had a bumper crop from the white oaks in my yard this fall.  The abundance cycles of  acorns do vary  according to species of oaks, however.  My yard is not good for turkeys and have only one record of a couple over a period of many years. 


  On Oct 12, 2009, at 8:47 AM, Ann Wethington wrote:


    There were ten turkeys in the yard this AM.  They seemed to be looking fof acorns and I've noticed there's only one tree, out of about 20 in this yard, that has acorns this year.  Deer have been foraging under that tree also.  I couldn't tell if the turkey were thin or not, but the deer certainly are.  Is there a general lack of acorns this year?  Or only right around here?


  Bill Goodge
  Columbia, Boone Co.


------------------------------------------------------------
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
List archives: https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html
------------------------------------------------------------
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
List archives: https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html

------------------------------------------------------------
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Fall Meeting: September 25-27 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park
http://mobirds.org/Meetings/fallmtg09.asp