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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