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Urban Foraging for a Nut Harvest

For the past five autumns we’ve watched squirrels devour the hundreds of butternuts that fall from the huge butternut trees in our neighborhood. Butternuts have a high oil content, providing a lot of calories to the squirrels in the form of fat and protein. The nuts have a large green husk that contains a dye powerful enough that it was used in the mid-19th century to color ...

Erin Sheehan | Sep 15, 2021