December 10


I hung up my suet feeders this week and they are already frequented by a wide array of birds. Woodpeckers are one of my favorite visitors. So far this season, I’ve seen downy and red bellied woodpeckers.

Did you know that bioengineers are studying woodpeckers to design new football helmets and head protection gear for other sports?

Listen for, as well as look for, these interesting birds when you hike. Examine dying trees. Do you see any sign that woodpeckers were there?

For young children to understand what a feat it is for a woodpecker to drill a hole in wood, ask a child to hammer nails into a tree stump. This is also a great fine motor task.

Click here for the Safeshare link.

Click here for the Safeshare link.

The Owl and the Woodpecker is well suited for teaching about story structure-characters, setting, problem, and resolution. Stop mid-story and discuss possible resolutions.

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Posted December 10, 2021 by pbright2 in category Science

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