Thursday, August 13, 2015


Saw a Pileated Woodpecker at Songbird Prairie today. The woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent!  It’s nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. Woody Woodpecker in real life! Look (and listen) for Pileated Woodpeckers whacking at dead trees and fallen logs in search of their main prey, carpenter ants, leaving unique rectangular holes in the wood. The nest holes these birds make offer crucial shelter to many species including swifts, owls, ducks, bats, and pine martens. See if you can find them on your walk in the woods here at Songbird Prairie. Make you reservation today 219-759-4274

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