Explorations in Natural Sciences
Nature’s Carpenters: Woodpeckers and Nuthatches
Now - December 14, 2013
Saturday | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Tom Gaskill
There is much more to woodpeckers than the familiar Gila Woodpecker. Explore the surprisingly varied habits and wonderful physical adaptations of this diverse group. Discover the secrets of their ability to excavate wood and other surprising talents, from drilling wells to capturing insects with their wings. Instructor Tom Gaskill will also provide tips on identification of the many species of woodpeckers, nuthatches and creepers in Arizona and their habitat needs. After the classroom session, we will spend the rest of the morning in the Garden watching them going about their work. Students are encouraged to bring their own binoculars.
- Class enrollment limit: 24