|Beech tree, Fagus sylvatica, with mast. High Elms Country Park, 20 September 2011.|
This is a good mast year, an old term for a year in which woodland fruits and nuts are abundant. And the fruits of the beech tree, Fagus sylvatica, are often called mast. They open and fall to thr ground quite readily. We do not find them tasty, but squirrels are quite happy to eat them.
I showed some beech flowers back in May.
|Nuts of the beech tree, Fagus sylvatica. High Elms Country Park, 20 September 2011.|