Monday, January 18, 2010

So much fun in the woods today skiing

We had so much fun in the woods today skiing. This is the first thing we saw. It is what remains on the ground after the pileated wood peckers have made holes in the trees.

Here's what the holes look like. I apologize for the blurry picture. This is what happens when you take your glasses off to ski because of the freezing drizzle. You can see the huge holes in the trees. The wood peckers had quite the feast by the looks of it.

We checked this out for a while and then headed over to Petey's loop. As you may remember, we saw 4 porcupines yesterday but I had forgotten to take my camera. Today, we weren't so lucky. We only saw one.

The big dark lump in the middle of the two tree trunks is a porcupine.

You can see him even better in this picture. Basically he looks big and black. They don't move or anything. They look like they are sleeping. They are quite cute.

These are some close up shots of a set of single porcupine tracks. It's such fun to go through the woods and see who has been there. I find it all so very interesting. I couldn't wait to get back and share these pictures. Hopefully, the next time I'll have my glasses and more porcupines to take pictures of.

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