Jim McCormac of the Ohio Division of Wildlife has assembled some interesting data regarding the increase of Woodpecker populations in Ohio over the last 10 years. Is this uptick a result of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer and the abundant larvae that lie just under the bark of dead and dying ash trees?
Read below for more of his findings and observations.
Photos courtesy of Bugwood.org
Increase in Woodpecker Populations Linked to Feasting on Emerald Ash Borer
United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service
MORGANTOWN, WV, August 8, 2013