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Old 07-30-2014, 11:07 AM   #1
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Snags are important for many wildlife species. Useful for shelter, food, perching.

Show off wildlife in your snags.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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Are those all robins? They don't have red breasts. Juveniles?

Great idea for a thread. I will have to go out with my camera.
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There are 4 birds in the photo. 2 in the middle are robins (juveniles I think) and 2 Northern Flickers on the outside.
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I didn't think I was crazy not thinking they were all robins. I have only seen a northern flicker once. They winter here in NC, at least some do, but they spend their summers farther north.
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I agree, great idea for a thread.

I've got quite a few snags, but I'm not sure if I have picks of them in use.
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:54 AM   #6
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Showing off your snags without wildlife is good too, especially if it has evidence of wildlife activity. I like to see the many conditions snags are in, as decay is interesting too.
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The tree I tried to girdle is still alive so I did a search on how to do that. I thought this was interesting. Dead trees are teeming with life. I always leave piles of anything I have to remove for the wildlife. This is a reminder for me to work on that Norway Maple I tried to girdle.

Snags - The Wildlife Tree | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
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Catbird yelling at a gray fox with black raspberries/blackberries in their mouth.

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Hummingbird uses the snags as perches, and will clean themselves on them. (Norway Maple)
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rockerBOO, you may be interested in these other snag threads as well:

http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...post92436.html

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~Snag-a-licious~ (this was started before I became a member.)
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The tree I tried to girdle is still alive so I did a search on how to do that. I thought this was interesting. Dead trees are teeming with life. I always leave piles of anything I have to remove for the wildlife. This is a reminder for me to work on that Norway Maple I tried to girdle.

Snags - The Wildlife Tree | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Cool that you are trying to girdle your Norway maple. I've been trying with a Japanese maple, it was hit hard the first year, but it recovered, I've tried again...once or twice, I can't remember, but this year, I think it is finally on its way out.

I love that link by the way...I'm happy to see it again.
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