Woodpeckers were on the loose along the Boehm Pond Trail in Shelton yesterday. The Farmill Open Space has a number of downed trees and some of them make great habitat for woodpeckers. Signs of woodpeckers were everywhere.
The Conn DEEP has a good fact sheet on local woodpeckers. Apparently we have 7 different species in Connecticut, and when they're not twacking on the side of our house at dawn they do a good job of helping recycle trees that have blown down in storms. We may have discovered an 8th species of woodpecker yesterday:
An oak tree had fallen in a storm, hit another tree, that then toppled a twin tree, which hit another tree which split the twin tree like a wishbone after Thanksgiving Dinner. Nature can be messy in surprising creative ways at times.
The White Trail crosses Boehm Pond Brook at this rippling cascade (mind your footing) before crossing Winthrop Woods Road to get to the Pond.
2016 Shelton Trails Marathon. You may be happy that you did. Thanks to all our volunteers that took time on a beautiful Saturday to help with Spring Cleaning.