The time of year has come during which, when I’m reading in the evening in the silence of my home, I hear a sharp thwack! on the roof, followed by an increasingly quieter bump bump bump bump.
A blue jay carries three acorns in its beak in this National Wildlife Photo Contest entry from Murray Head. More than 100 vertebrate species feed on acorns
- Ah yes, the annual attack of the oak trees has commenced, signaled by the sound of acorns storming the roof. And so it goes, for hours, for days. Future generations of oak trees are looking for a little spot of soil to call their own, bu