Thursday, November 10, 2011

Acorn woodpeckers

Acorn woodpeckers have a pretty complex social system where communal nesting and food storage play a big part.  Acorns are stored in trees called "granaries" and is an important food source for the winter.  This painting shows a couple of acorn woodpeckers collecting and storing acorns in a granary.  "Tic-tac-toe, acorn woodpeckers", watercolor 12"x16".

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