Sunday, July 25, 2021

Losing my Nuts!

 

I encountered this evidence of a nut thief on our boardwalk - those are MY hazelnuts! 


Those pesky gray squirrels. I was 'saving' those for myself, but picking them whilst green seemed a little premature. They'd be indigestible, I figured. Not so for the squirrels - they've managed to break through the shells of my beaked hazelnuts, and hollow out the 'meat' for themselves.


 


Oh well, the opportunist wins! And those fuzzy hairs on the outside? They embed into one's fingers like little caterpillar hairs, and sting for a short while - I know, I tried it!



4 comments:

Wendy said...

When we were kids we called them "pig" nuts......haven't a clue why.

Deb said...

Interesting ... I've heard of the pignut hickory, but not hazelnut.

Shelley Burbank said...

Nature's bounty

Deb said...

Yep - enough to go round.