Acorn Storehouse on Palomar Mountain


This pic shows a so-called “granary” tree on which every crevice has been filled with acorns for later retrieval as a tasty dinner. The industrious storekeeper responsible for this phenomenon is the Acorn Woodpecker.  The largest recorded number of acorns stored in this manner in one tree numbered 50,000.  This tree was in the Palomar Observatory parking lot.

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