I went for a drive the other afternoon into Sutter County and through the rice fields in search of potential spots to photograph migrating birds. What I discovered were orchards in Nicolaus. I think these are English walnuts although I didn’t see a single walnut. And, I’m surprised the trees still have their leaves. I remember the walnut tree in our backyard when I was growing up in Santa Rosa and it seems like we were constantly raking up leaves starting in October.