On recent walks in North Wales and in Northamptonshire I’ve noticed there are very few acorns to be found. I commented on this in my previous blog and had a reply from Annie, who is also located in ‘middle England’, saying she had noticed it too. Some quick research on Google came up with a few articles on the very subject and it would seem that it is a nationwide problem. I would have posted the Forestry Commission article but had a warning it contained malware, so didn’t proceed. This is a link to an article in the Guardian quoting the organisation http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/25/acorns-in-short-supply-say-forestry-commission-and-naturalists?CMP=fb_gu
Look forward to your own observations!