Pileated work day

Everyday is a work day in the sugarbush. We had some heavy wind come through a few days back, and there was some concern about trees (and their limbs) pinning lines to the ground.

So far so good … no blown boosters from the freeze either.

But there is a wonderful benefit to hiking the lines besides the exercise; Wildlife! We’re birders for sure and we enjoy all species that migrate through the bush or make it their home here in the boreal forest.

So walking back down the line I happened upon this female Pileated woodpecker hunting grubs – or just hammering a tree because it feels good.