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A bolota (do árabe ballūta, encina) é um fruto produzido pela azinheira, pelo carvalho e pelo sobreiro, árvores da família Fagaceae (género Quercus). O sobreiro e a azinheira existem em Portugal, em maior abundância no Alentejo.

Os porcos criados na região de Portugal onde existem sobreiros e azinheiras alimentam-se dessas bolotas que dão à sua carne um sabor especial. Esses porcos, de tamanho pequeno e patas de cor escura, são utilizados para fazer um presunto muito apreciado em todo o mundo, uma verdadeira iguaria.

Os lusitanos e outros povos pré-romanos da Península Ibérica obtinham farinha das bolotas com que faziam pão, e actualmente as bolotas também são usadas em algumas preparações culinárias típicas de Portugal

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Acorns [link]

The acorn, or oak nut, is the nut of the oaks and their close relatives (genera Quercus and Lithocarpus, in the family Fagaceae). It usually contains a single seed (rarely two seeds), enclosed in a tough, leathery shell, and borne in a cup-shaped cupule.
Acorns take between about 6 or 24 months (depending on the species) to mature and are one of the most important wildlife foods in areas where oaks occur.
Wildlife which eat acorns as an important part of their diets include birds, such as jays, pigeons, some ducks, and several species of woodpeckers. Small and medium mammals that feed on acorns include mice, squirrels and several other rodents.

Such large mammals as pigs, bears, and deer also consume large amounts of acorns: they may constitute up to 25% of the diet of deer in the autumn. In southwest Europe (Spain and Portugal), pigs are still turned loose in dehesas (large oak groves) in the autumn, to fill and fatten themselves on acorns. However, acorns are toxic to some other animals, such as horses.
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shouldacouldawoulda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This fantastic shot featured here: [link]
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
thank's dear friend for the feature :love:
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shouldacouldawoulda Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
you're always very welcome too dear :rose: :hug:
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chevronguy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
engrašado como os nomes mudam ... aqui na minha zona (algarve zona de loulÚ) nao chamamos landes mas sim alaindas ..... :)
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
With rust =( but still if bears fruit :D
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
thank's my friend,glad you liked :iconchou-quette:
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LonelyDave Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
:wow: intense colors !! super good :clap:
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
thank's my friend,glad you liked :iconchou-quette:
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LonelyDave Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
of course :la: welcome as usual :iconpikalaplz:
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
thank's,you're most welcome too dear friend :iconchou-quette:
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owlbird Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is my favorite photo of the week
the colors are beautiful and i love the little specks in the leaves

oak trees mean a lot to me i was born in a oak tree ecosystem and my ancestors have lived off of the oak tree forests for thousands of years, the oak trees we have here are called garry oak, i hope one day to help the garry oak forests sadly they are becoming endangered over here:(
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
thank's dear friend for liked. you're a lucky man, born in a oak tree ecosystem. did you stay there? or you're living in a city?
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owlbird Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
no i move to a different island
its less then a hour away but i have to catch a ferry boat to get there:D
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
anyway you live in the countryside?
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owlbird Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
yes i think so but it's kind of a small island thogh
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
like i said you're a lucky man, i live in a city and i really don't like. i would like to live in countryside, but i have my job here and my family


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owlbird Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
what do you do for work?
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
work in a office, i'm a administrative worker. and you?
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