No acorns this year
joyce ruszala

East Stroudsburg, PA

#21 Nov 19, 2008
haven't seen 1 acorn, very concerned. live in the poconoes,the animals depend on those acorns that no one likes to rake up. looks like well be feeding the hungry in the wild too.
Lee of Maplewood NJ


#22 Nov 22, 2008
WHAT IS GOING ON? No acorns in many areas New jersey ! Now we are finding dead squirrels ! SHOULD WE ALL BE CONCERNED? Things like this seem insignificant..but i have a feeling it's not.
No acorns= no oak trees ! Why is this happening, has it happened before and will it continue?

Jersey City, NJ

#23 Nov 22, 2008
Not one acorn from any of my large old oaks. They usually start falling in July. The squirrels have been eating all
the pumpkins and scattering them all over the streets. Don't miss the mess or the noise but worry about the reason.
Westwood, New Jersey

Kennett Square, PA

#24 Nov 27, 2008
We've experienced tons of acorns while raking leaves the past couple of years, and this year, not one. Can anyone explain why that is? I was told that when alot of acorns fall on the ground, we have a very bad winter. But we've actually had some mild winters. Could that information be backwards? Will we have a bad winter this year? Despite no acorns?

Kennett Square, PA

#25 Nov 27, 2008
sorry, but that last comment from Donna is actually from Avenel NJ, Not Lancaster PA.


#26 Nov 28, 2008
None all the way east on Long Island (Jamesport)
wondering what is going on...
the talk is starting to get around, but there isn't really anything big in the news
Shannon T

Thousand Oaks, CA

#27 Nov 29, 2008
I'm here in Thousand Oaks Ca 91360 we are having a BUMPER year of Acorns. Maybe we could do care packages for your squirrels?
Jim M

Fenton, MO

#28 Nov 30, 2008
Just came across this today - have been raking leaves from my Oaks - NO ACORNS!- at all.
Last year I had my boys use a shop vac. on them - they were so thick it was damaging the grass. I guess I will purchase some dried corn still on cobs to put out for squirrels. Good article on
Jim B

Mobile, AL

#29 Nov 30, 2008
If you want acorns, come to Tallahassee, Florida. I've tens of thousands on my lot alone.

Now, last year there were almost no hickory nuts, but we're back to a bonanza this year. Two years ago I stored enough hickories to feed my squirrels over the winter.
Eric R

Geyserville, CA

#30 Nov 30, 2008
We have no acorns here in northern California either. I live in Sonoma county and there's many types of oak trees around here. I went on a five mile walk and found none.
craig meyer

Shawnee, OK

#31 Nov 30, 2008
I've got one tree in the yard I get acorns the size if golf balls. This year I left them to the squirrels and boy did they get fat. didn't have many to rake up this yr.
Shirley Kingsland GA

Havana, FL

#32 Nov 30, 2008
I know where all the acorns went. In my mothers yard! She has so many if you didnt run while going under the tree you got pellted with them.

Pasadena, MD

#33 Nov 30, 2008
I was in Williamsburg Virginia a week ago and did find many acorns at a Park.(Waller Mill park off of Airport Rd.) My kids were picking them up.
I didn't notice, or was looking out for any squirrels.
I never was on the lookout for them before around my house (Ellicott City MD), so have not really noticed any differences locally.

Hazleton, PA

#34 Nov 30, 2008
no acorns here will the wildlife fend this winter?

Hazleton, PA

#35 Nov 30, 2008
no acorns in northcentral pa either...

United States

#36 Nov 30, 2008
In the Triangle area of NC, our Red Oaks seem to be producing the usual every-other-year bumper crop of acorns.

We've picked up a 5 gallon bucket full from our yard to scatter in the woods for the squirrels.......

Not sure why there would be an acorn drought in other regions, but wanted to add that in our area, at least, things seem normal.
Wallace Paterson

Leicester, NC

#37 Nov 30, 2008
Last year we had a late freeze after oaks were leafed out followed by a severe drought. We had no acorns and very little fruit of any kind and squirrels suffered. I don't remember this ever happening before but this year we have never had more acorns even though we have been suffering drought again. Squirrels and bears are doing fine.
Bill Annapolis MD

Washington, DC

#38 Nov 30, 2008
I don't have an oak tree in my yard, but my neighbor does and it hangs over into my yard. There were so many acorns, that I needed a snow shovel to scoop them up. Want to come and harvest them?

Cottondale, AL

#39 Nov 30, 2008
we live in central alabama and im willing to share my acorns, we have an over abundance this year, mostly white oaks
CV Rich

Walbridge, OH

#40 Nov 30, 2008
(North central Ohio) I normally have loads of acorns,but prior to reading the msnbc article, I hadn't notice, that we have no acorns this We had notice, this year the squirrels have been climbing the storm doors.Also I notice they don't retreat as much when approached. More courageous due to hunger?

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