Unexpected backyard visitors....
Pileated Woodpecker drills two holes in a pine
tree and feasts on ant colonies while we watched
over a twenty minute period!
"Help Me! Help Me!
every year where every surface gets coated with a thick layer of yellow pollen from
the forest. Everything outside has to be hosed down and indoor cleanup requires
diligent dusting and vacuuming.
and crannie. Next will be the needles and pine cones. fyi: The male "pine cones"
produce the pollen that floats up the tree to fertilize the female cones above. Once
the process is complete the male "pollen cones" fall off the trees. Preppers and
survivalists use all parts of pine trees for nutrition. I do not think I will be dining
on a bowlful of male pine cones for breakfast any time soon. apocolypseninja.com
insects. They are currently feeding their noisy brood in our new birdhouse.
There is no shortage of insects!
couple of delicious rain storms.
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