K1 Tongues, Toes, and Tales of Oregon Woodpeckers
Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Oregon Tech Auditorium
Imagine for a moment slamming your face into a brick wall at 16 miles per hour. This self-destructive (and foolish) act would require about 1,200 g of force. Yet, a Pileated Woodpecker exerts the same force up to 20 times per second, and as many as 12,000 times per day, pounding its head into trees! The woodpecker anatomy is perfectly suited for its climbing and excavating lifestyle. Some woodpecker species also possess adaptations for aerial acrobatics, for drilling sap wells, or for extracting ants from underground burrows. Dive deep into the world of woodpecker specialization with Steve on Thursday evening.
Fee: $10; Registration Required