The Pileated woodpecker is a local, year round resident here in Copper Harbor. It is the largest North American woodpecker (besides the Ivory Billed, thought to be extinct) about the size of a crow. Their holes are unique in that they have squared off edges and rectangular holes rather than round, and of course, they are also very large.
This is some current work from a local woodpecker – The photo of the bird is not current, but is posted to show what the culprit looks like. It was taken here in Copper Harbor.
There are still some gorgeous golds out there!
If you enjoy mushroom hunting, fall offers up some amazing fungi! Take a hike one of the many beautiful trails ~ Estivant Pines is a great place ~ and find numerous interesting mushrooms.
The trees have begun showing off their fall colors. Copper Harbor is always a little behind in the area and will experience a later peak than south of us. These photos are from today- October 3, 2011.
This photo was taken looking east at sunset.
Hunter’s Point is just one of many nice spots to watch the sun go down.
The clouds were fluffy and lit up by the setting sun – very cool. Horseshoe Harbor is a beautiful spot near Copper Harbor, owned by the Nature Conservancy.
The Thimbleberries are starting to ripen – lots to pick right now!
This trail is part of the amazing trail system here in Copper Harbor
Well the fireworks were set off despite the rain. The thunder/lightning was putting on a show of it’s own.
One of the fundraisers for the fireworks this year were laser glasses to watch the show through. I took the following shots through a pair. They made for some interesting displays!