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April 01, 2010 by David Herlocker
Imagine raising your kids on a precarious bunch of sticks on a tree branch. Some birds had the same thought: Yikes! These cavity-nesters take shelter by excavating nest holes in trees, or by using existing holes–in trees, cliffs, buildings, bridges, tractors…
September 08, 2009 by Daniel McGlynn
Rossmoor, a sprawling gated community on the outskirts of Walnut Creek, recently found itself entangled in an ecological controversy that spilled well beyond its manicured lawns and well-tended condos. At the heart of the issue are acorn woodpeckers that decided to turn some homes into storage facilities for acorns — granaries. Reporter Daniel McGlynn went as far as Colorado to get the story.