CT Audubon Center at Fairfield presents: Woodpeckers with Attitude

The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street presents Woodpeckers with Attitude Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Most species of woodpeckers are black and white with red on their heads, but why?  Milan Bull, senior director, science and conservation at The Connecticut Audubon Society will answer this question and more in a presentation about the unique and fascinating world of woodpeckers.

Learn about their unusual adaptations — how they are built to peck, the purpose of zygodactyl feet, and how they use their stiff, wire-like tails. Find out about their unique breeding biology — they’re the only animal that uses a sounding board to mark territories. Following the presentation, there will be a short guided walk in the Larsen Sanctuary to look at woodpeckers and their identifying signs.

For this event the Center at Fairfield Nature Store will offer 10% off woodpecker seed and wild bird feeders in the Nature Store.

Advance registration required at 203-259-6305, ext. 109. For more information about the woodpecker talk and other programs and events visit ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield.

Red-bellied woodpecker

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