On our Participark walk today we had an exciting sighting of a pileated woodpecker! We'd been listening to the call and display drum of this bird in our unit on Hearing and Sound, and were surprised to see how large this specimen of the bird was! This bird is an insectivore, and we saw it chipping out a hole in a tree when we came across it in the woods. The pileated woodpecker is quite adaptable and is still thriving in its North American habitat. It was fun to see another animal at the Participark besides our usual squirrels, chickadees, and blue jays!
Mrs. Barker is a grade three teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her kids Jack and Ellie.