This is awesome! I have always wondered whether woodpeckers get headaches or brain damage from all their insistent pecking. Turns out, they don’t, and it also turns out that some of my own half-baked reasoning (usually dreamed up while trying to get back to sleep after being awoken by one banging away on the bedroom’s external walls) including bone density and anatomical buttressing, are in fact true.
What does this have to do with the Garden? Well, we have a lot of woodpeckers, including a very rare Pilleated Woodpecker which was spotted recently in the Garden for the first time in 73 years. Want a chance to see him (or her?), come along for one of our free Saturday morning Bird Walks! Bring your binoculars! ~AR