Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

yellow-bellied sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

The sapsucker often prefers to nest in aspens, but can be found in a variety of species. It drills a cavity during late spring to lay its eggs, using woodchips as a nest lining. As their sapsucking, insect trapping ways won’t function during our canadian winters, the sapsucker migrates to more southern forests until spring.

The sapsucker drills these small holes into the bark of the tree, letting sap flow. They’ll set up a few trees like this, then they wait. The sweet sap will attract all kinds of insects creating an instant buffet for the hungry woodpecker. Ingenious!

Upcoming Events

May
27
Sat
10:00 am Creating and Maintaining Hedgero...
Creating and Maintaining Hedgero...
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Creating and Maintaining Hedgerows and Windbreaks @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Join us for a workshop on creating diverse, beautiful and functional hedgerows and windbreaks using a variety of native plants. The workshop starts at 10am at the Macphail Woods Nature Centre. This is just one
Jun
3
Sat
10:00 am Plants of Prince Edward Island
Plants of Prince Edward Island
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plants of Prince Edward Island @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
In celebration of Island flora, biologist Kate MacQuarrie will be sharing her love of plants at Macphail Woods on Saturday, June 3. Kate will walk the nature trails of the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in
Jun
11
Sun
2:00 pm Nature-friendly Forest Managemen...
Nature-friendly Forest Managemen...
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nature-friendly Forest Management with Bob Bancroft @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Come on out to the Macphail Woods Nature Centre on Sunday, June 11th at 2pm for a great walk and talk with Bob Bancroft. Bob will draw on over 40 years of experience looking after