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Pileated Woodpeckers

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
CFPA Headquarters - Meeting Room
16 Meriden Rd
Middlefield, Connecticut 06841
Event Type: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Spy on a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers for six weeks during the breeding season -- and fall in love at first flight! 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 the Master Naturalist program at Goodwin State Forest. She discovered a pair of pileated woodpeckers nesting near her home in Andover, CT, and filmed their activities with a videocam aimed at the nest hole on a daily basis for six weeks, until the young fledged. The resulting 45-minute video gives the viewer a sense of being present in the forest, seeing the birds while remaining unseen by them.

Parking Information: 
Parking available at CFPA's Headquarters, on site.
Inclement Weather: 
Inclement weather cancels
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Emma Kravet

This free event is sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA).