Monthly Archives: April 2016

More From the Woodpecker Files

Photo: OhWeh

Photo: OhWeh

 

The European Green is the clown of the woodpecker world, with red, yellow, and green plumage. He makes nest cavities in trees but mostly forages for insects on the ground.

The video involving a Green below is one of the stranger woodpecker stories you’ll ever hear about. Do you think this is real?

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New Post on Moon Books Blog

View from Blueberry Cobbles.

View from Blueberry Cobbles.

Here is the link to the short piece I wrote for Moon Books Blog.

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Drawing in the Light

 

After a feast of new material, I have not been posting much original content lately, so I thought I’d tell everyone what I’m up to right now.

I just finished a short essay with photos for Moon Books Blog and will have that link up next week. I also finished a piece recently for the Mago Books anthology She Rises volume 2, which I believe will be out later this year. I have articles in three other upcoming anthologies but don’t have dates for those yet.

I am focusing on finishing my second book as much as I can. Right now I’m working a chapter on (surprise!) the woodpecker. I will have a short graphic story in this chapter, which is something I’ve never tried before. I’ve had to learn how to draw in order to do this, which means it has been very time consuming. It is coming along well though.

I am enjoying the sun and the warmer weather today. The ice is gone and water birds are returning. So grateful for spring!

 

Northern Flicker. Photo: Dominic Sherony.

Northern Flicker. Photo: Dominic Sherony.

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Uggh! I’m doing taxes this week. Not as bad as eating bugs, though.

 

Hairy Woodpecker. Photo: Doug Knuth.

Hairy Woodpecker. Photo: Doug Knuth.

 

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A Family of Artisans

Black Woodpecker. Photo: Alastair Rae

Black Woodpecker. Photo: Alastair Rae

 

More from Fannie Hardy Eckstrom:

No other bird has so much work to do all the year round, and none performs his task with more energy and sense.…He is artisan to the backbone,—a plain, hardworking, useful citizen, spending his life hammering holes in anything that appears to need a hole in it.

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