One of the cool things about this forest now is that, because of the dead trees, several different kinds of woodpeckers have been moving into the area! We thought they might be easier to spot with no leaves in the way and were right. However, they are very people shy and I was very lucky to get a few pics of two kinds, the Hairy Woodpecker and the Red Bellied Woodpecker.
The pics below though, obviously of a burned forest, go to show just how fast Mother Nature can begin recovery and how pretty it can look along the way!
So sad, but look at all the new growth:
|A Red Bellied Woodpecker|
|another Red Bellied|
Never expected to see a Cardinal!
I found the fungus growing on all the dead wood quite fascinating! Looks really cool!