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Kentucky Color: In a Butterfly Bush???

By Billy Joe Fudge

Back in October my neighbors Kookie and Linda Harris summoned me up to their house to see the Hickory nuts growing in their Butterfly bush. Nooo, I will have to take that back right now.

They, like me and many others, had been observing the frenzied squirrels harvesting and hiding the nuts everywhere, including the yard grass, landscaping, flowerpots, and on both front porches and patios! But finding them hanging in Butterfly bushes was a new "storage technique" for me.

As the late Ed Waggener would often quote the late Coy Downey, "that ought to be in the 'World Book of Guinnesses'!"

I guess we might just be about to experience around Christmas why the squirrels were in such a frenzy!

This story was posted on 2022-12-18 10:49:15
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Kentucky Color: In a Butterfly Bush???

2022-12-18 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
Evidence of a new storage technique from the local squirrels, these Hickory nuts were found in a bush by Billy Joe's neighbors Kookie and Linda Harris.

Billy Joe says, "I guess we might just be about to experience around Christmas why the squirrels were in such a frenzy this year!"

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