Saturday, May 09, 2009
This woodpecker has been having a time of it poking holes in the jack pine right outside my front door. I was worried he was killing the tree, but a neighbor assured me that the the tree was already mortally wounded by the ants that the woodpecker was eating. Im not so sure about that.
In any case, the ants (and likely the tree) is being exterminated as we speak... I know - I should do something to stop the woodpecker. But I can't bear to - the tree was in bad shape before, and I'm really feelin' the whole "circle of life" vibe.