Sunday, 8 September 2013
If you want to beat the squirrels, pick and eat your hazel nuts now.
Squirrels like them before they are fully ripe. They just leave the husks.
If you're lucky you may find they missed a few.
Inside the nut is the creamy white kernel - delicious with a pinch of salt.
Meanwhile on the hazel bushes, next spring's lambstail catkins are alreay beginning to form.