October 10, 2011

Flora Found: Oaknuts!

Oaknuts: The Nuts From Oaks

Oaknuts, commonly referred to as acorns, even though they have nothing to do with 'corn', are plentiful in the city this time of year. Not only decorative, but food for many furry creatures as they scrounge and stock their pantries for the long winter.

Each oak has it's own kind of nut, ranging in size and shape, long and skinny or fat and wide. Oaknuts have a long history, represented in family crests, religious symbols, royal decorations and continue to inspire a new generation of crafty fellows. They are a guaranteed find and any fall/winter craft show.

1 comment:

  1. Great photos, acorns are so pretty, didn't know they are actually called oaknuts!