There are 3 large oak trees in my back yard. I mean large. This is a picture of two of them, and only 2/3 of the trees. I couldn't get far enough back to get the tops of the trees and we have a pretty big back yard.
There is another large oak tree in the back yard on the other side of the house. For about the past month, these trees have been dropping their acorns. Everywhere. Including on the roof. Including in the middle of the night. For the first couple weeks the sound of the acorns hitting the roof would scare me, but now we have finally gotten use to the noise, no longer thinking someone was trying to break in or something was happening. We moved into the house about this time last year, but we don't remember this happening. Someone told me that oak trees only drop their acorns every few years. I guess that would explain the lack of acorns last year because I'm pretty sure we'd remember it happening if it did happen last year.
This is a picture of our back patio, covered in acorns.
And here is what our yard looks like up close. They're everywhere!
We think they're finally letting up. Thank goodness. Anyone know what you're supposed to do with them?