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Knocking on Wood

1/12/2013 7:00 AM

Photo by Shannon Sollinger

A male pileated woodpecker perches on a dead tree in northern Virginia last week. The largest of the common woodpeckers found in North America, the crow-size birds drill distinctive rectangular-shaped holes in rotten wood to get at carpenter ants and other insects.


Given the prolonged winter, have you been able to do any of your spring planting?

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