Sunday, August 10

Two Red-Headed Woodpeckers

I watched two very patient and quiet woodpeckers peruse the wood of two different telephone poles--one rather new and one as old as this house or very close, certainly no younger than 1930. I tried to will the woodpeckers to the older of the poles because the arsenic in the wood I am hoping would be less potent if they were to peck and come in contact with the element.
The toxic nature of man and our modern world seems to be on every one's minds and recycling has come to, at last, make economic as well as environmental sense.
The red-headed woodpecker being an endangered species in Canada and a threatened species in many states in USA.
I am happy to have seen these two, and actually hear one peck at the old, more gnarled telephone pole of 78 years ago.

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