squirrels Something Wild: Why So Many Acorns? By Dave Anderson & Chris Martin • Oct 10, 2014 Marko Kivelä via flickr Creative Commons We love answering listener's questions and recently we received one that is a common query at both the Audubon and the Forest Society. Why is it that some years there are tons of acorns and other years hardly any? A Red Squirrel Valentine By Dave Anderson • Feb 15, 2013 The latter half of February begins the onset of peak breeding season for many furbearers and rodents. At Valentine's Day, tracks in the snow increase exponentially as wild mammals seek available mates.