Once a tree dies it’s usefulness as habitat for many, many species actually increases! Ken Bevis will discuss the ecology of dead wood in different forest types, the cycles of decay and habitat availability, and some of the amazing wildlife that uses these dead wood habitat features. Woodpeckers will figure prominently in the discussion, particularly the pileated woodpecker, the utterly Coolest bird in the forest! You may even get to hear the woodpecker song.
Instructor: Ken Bevis, Landowner Assistance Biologist, WA DNR
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These programs are made possible in part by funding from Washington State University, King Conservation District, King County, Island County, San Juan County, San Juan Islands Conservation District, Skagit County, and Snohomish Conservation District.
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