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Snag Trees

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The standing dead or dying trees, or “snag” trees, in this area are an ideal place to see several woodpecker species, such as the downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, and northern flicker. Woodpeckers create new cavities in these snags while searching for insects to eat, and several other bird species, such as Louisiana Waterthrush, Prothonotary Warbler, Carolina Chickadees, Eastern Bluebirds, and White-breasted Nuthatch, will later nest in these cavities.

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