We were able to get a bucket full of freshly dropped Butternuts. Picking them was sure fun, despite all the sticky residue on your hands... Working with them was not as easy! But it was an adventure in the end, and they sure are yummy. However I did not wear gloves through the entire process and now have black thumbs... and will have black thumbs until the tanin wears off.
We still have several healthy Butternuts on our property that have yet to be infected by the Butternut canker, which has become a serious threat to the survival of Butternut trees across North America. We do have infected trees as well as healthy ones in our woodlot. Butternuts are a lot like Walnuts - in fact they are called the white walnut and taste like them.