Sisterpine's posting got me thinking about this winter. I heard the weather channel predicting an early, but mild winter. So here's my question: We have numerous black walnut and hickory nut trees down by the river. Last year you couldn't walk down there without stepping on these nuts. I had an over abundance of both. This year, Nada. Not a one! Can't find any on the ground, nothing left in the trees. Do you suppose the squirrels took them all because it's going to be a BAD winter or did the trees not produce any this year because the winter will be so MILD? Whata ya think???