Watch For Woodpeckers at the Houston Arboretum
Have you ever wondered why woodpeckers don't get headaches? How they build their nests? Or how many times a day they peck?
If the answer is yes, don't miss the Nature Revealed: Woodpeckers event at the Houston Arboretum on February 24th.
After learning a variety of interesting facts, you will head out on a walk to identify woodpeckers such as:
Yellow-bellied sapsuckers take their name from their yellowish underparts. They also have black and white feathers, boldly patterned faces, and straight, stout bills. These small birds also lap up sap with their brush-tipped tongues and make a call that is a scratchy, nasal mewing.
With their striking barred backs and gleaming red heads, these birds are an unforgettable sight. Red-bellied woodpeckers are often spotted picking at the bark's surface instead of drilling into it. Once birdwatchers learn their rolling calls, they will find them everywhere.
Native to North America, pileated woodpeckers are large birds with black and white stripes on their face and a flaming red crest. They're known for being noisy, and According to All About Birds, they drum in dead trees in a deep, slow, rolling pattern. Listen for their piping song that lasts several seconds.
Downy woodpeckers are active birds that are often spotted in flocks with chickadees and nuthatches. They are identified by their black upperparts, white patches on their wings, and a bill that looks too small for birds of their size. During the summer months, they make a lot of noise with their shrill whinnying call and by drumming on trees.
Nature Revealed: Woodpeckers is just one of the many events that you can enjoy if you call Alexan Enclave Apartments home. Please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.