Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Woodland Friends


Let me introduce a few of my woodland friends to you. First we will meet Chip, our friendly chipmunk. Chip is busy gathering acorns for the cold winter ahead. He has been scurrying about busily carrying nuts to his home in the fallen log.


At times Chip stops to rest at the entrance to his home.


Next we meet Pilly, the pileated woodpecker. Pilly can really make a racket! She has been noisily banging away at the trees drilling holes to reach the tunneling insects beneath the bark. As she moves from tree to tree she fills the air with her shrill shrieks.

Last but no least we meet foxy. Foxy the fox squirrel is not happy sharing his woodland with an intruder. He cannot decide what he should do about me, whether he should run and hide or to simply go about his business. As a compromise Foxy decides to sit on the side of a tree and bark to inform all of his forest friends that something is amiss.

A day spent in the woodlands is never a day spent alone.

7 comments:

Chad Oneil said...

Nice post.

Luce said...

Don't mess with Foxy.
:-)
This was a really cool post.

Bill said...

One of my favorite things to do is walk alone throught the woods with a backpack on. I need to get back on the trail!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww, I like your friends. We have chipmonks and squirrels here too but no piliated woodpeckers.
Sweet neighbors to have :)

Salty Dawg said...

Thanks for the nice comments, and Luce, foxy and Emma would make a pair :-)

Anonymous said...

I like the woodpecker!

Chad Oneil said...

I knew you would, Dale.