29th October 2014

 

Acorns from last year

Acorns from last year

Acorns of the evergreen or Holm Oak.

Acorns of the evergreen or Holm Oak.

On this day, when the Woodland Trust has selected ten trees from which we can choose the nation’s favourite, and before I take another little break from the blog, I’ll just post a few photo’s relating to Oak. I have to use an old photo of acorns because I haven’t found a single one this year on our quite big tree. The Jay is struggling to find any as well. What there have been this year are plenty of galls on the Oak, which I’ve covered on earlier blogs but here is the Oak Marble Gall. As children, we always knew these as Oak Apples but they do look much more like marbles! The tree is retaining it’s leaves well this year,

Oak Marble Galls

Oak Marble Galls

The Jays have struggled to find enough acorns to eat locally this year

The Jays have struggled to find enough acorns to eat locally this year

right at the end of October. Conditions: A very mild day of light cloud and some sun, with heavy showers later. Temperature: Max 18- Min 7 C.

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