Watch your noggin when it turns Autumn and the wind is blowing.
The Carya Fruits (hickory nuts) are falling. Hurry to gather b/c the squirrels
have this in mind too.
I gathered these a year ago by our friends fishing pond, fishing wasn't good so I gathered the hickory nuts.
Here in the woods we have some early drops of hickory and I'm hoping will have some nice ones to pickup. These in the basket are very nice.
Did you know there's lots of different hickory nuts and that the pecan is a species of hickory!
Carya illinoinensis (pecan)
A pecan, is not truly a nut, but is technically a drupe, a fruit with a single stone or pit, surrounded by a husk. Like the fruit of all the members of hickory genus;
Heres a list of hickory nuts
Southern shagbark hickory
Hickory shellbark hickory or Kingnut hickory
Check this hickory site for iding
Also facts on hickories
Along with gathering nuts we use the wood from wind fall for our grilling, oh does it make for good smoking and BBQ's and it just smells so fallish, my favorite time of year.
So on a nice cool day head out and gather those hickory nuts, check out walnuts too : )
Thanks for dropping by the camp. I thought I'd have a blog page before this but time got away. I'll have some pics of my new Kayak and fishing adventures I think by Wednesday . Also about my sister and I the "Yak Sisters Adventures".