An SOS For Help?
After 25 years Eighty Acres is now home to a pair of red-headed woodpeckers. Once common across southern Canada and east-central United States, severe population declines have resulted in the woodpecker's threatened status. Due to loss of appropriate nesting habitat, including standing dead trees, the beautiful red-headed woodpecker numbers are declining. As I walk my Eighty Acres, I often hear them singing their songs and drumming on dead elm trees. Maybe they are sending me a message and tapping out an SOS for help?