A is for Acorns on Another Awesome April with the Blogging From A to Z Challenge!

We squirrels at The Squirrel Nutwork love our A to Z Challenge. This year marks our 5th in the challenge and the start of our 5th year blogging. We have a small but faithful following of mostly–we think–human readers. Our 200th follower just joined us yesterday! Welcome BloominBootiful! She describes her blog as ‘A girl and her garden’ which is a great match for us, ‘connecting to nature in suburban D. C.’

Yes, we write about nature and science and people and how we all get along. Thus, our A to Z topics are all about nature, too. What we find interesting in our little corner of Northern Virginia.


Every year we start our April Blogging Challenge with the same letter, ‘A’ and the same item, Acorns.

Black Oak Acorns

Acorns, like these Black Oak acorns, are very important to squirrels around the world, because we eat them. A lot of them! People sometimes prepare acorns and eat them, too. We are not advising you humans try this unless you look up how to prepare the acorns just right for you, so just trust us, acorns are a healthy food for squirrels.gathering acorns

If you look back to our April 1, 2012 post on A is for Acorns we had a lot to say about acorns and oak trees. Just click on over so we don’t need to repeat it.

Welcome to another season with four squirrels, and thank you for joining us!


8 thoughts on “A is for Acorns on Another Awesome April with the Blogging From A to Z Challenge!

    • Wow, close neighbors! We’ve had a few other readers alert us they live in the area, but none closer. We could probably leap branch to branch from Reston to Vienna. Thanks for writing to say hi!

  1. Hurray for oak trees! I regret not buying a home with a larger yard. Now that we are mature my partner and I wish we had a grove of oaks. In lieu of that, I’m looking into something suitable for you furry darlings. By the way, I learned something ominous about the commonly planted Bradford pear and blogged about that the other day. I’m trying to spread the word. Best wishes, Darla.

    And I’m on the A to Z Challenge list at #1340 today.
    Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen

  2. Congrats on year number 5, and allow me to commend you on some incredible typing skills considering you’re all squirrels. Is there one squirrel that does all the typing, or do you get together and do it as a team?

    • We’re a team, three of us taking different column days and our Miz Flora serving as a botany advisor. We each do our own typing, and we think our human readers are more tolerant of our typos because we ‘are’ squirrels!
      Thanks for leaping by!

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