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The Family Life of Pileated Woodpeckers

September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spy on a pair of pileated woodpeckers for six weeks during the breeding season—and fall in love at first flight! Using a videocam aimed at the nest hole for six weeks, Carrie Crompton created a 45 minute video.  See how the male and female divvy up the labor of incubating, hatching, brooding, and feeding their young. It’s a surprisingly suspenseful story.

Carrie Crompton is an apprentice in Goodwin’s Master Naturalist program. She discovered a pair of pileated woodpeckers nesting near her home in Andover, CT and filmed their activities until the young fledged. She has shown this video at the CT Audubon Center in Pomfret and is now bringing it to Goodwin.

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September 9, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
860 455-9534


Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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860 455-9534