Classes you’ll be able to be taught from woodpeckers

Editor’s be aware: This story was initially printed in December 2020.

We might be taught rather a lot from a woodpecker. Listed here are only a few classes.

Work laborious to realize your targets. Right now’s column is impressed by a pileated woodpecker that has taken a shine to a hemlock simply past my storage. He has returned to that tree repeatedly, hammering the snot out of it. There are over 60 holes within the tree. It’s laborious to say whether or not there’s one thing scrumptious in there, or if he’s demonstrating his hole-drilling abilities to impress a girl. I think the latter. Woodpeckers pair up early.