|Nuts such as Hazel nuts (picture at right) and acorns are
also distributed by animals and birds. Jays are conspicuous in the Autumn as they collect
acorns to tide them over the lean Winter. They may be responsible for the collection
of several thousand acorns per bird. Not all of the acorns will be eaten, leaving some to
germinate and produce new trees.
are famous for collecting nuts, not all of which will be eaten. Some will be forgotton and
left to germinate later.