Look up and check out the gnarly holes in this tree!  Woodpeckers are common residents not only at Chalco Hills but across the state.  Be sure to glance up on your hike, as you never know which of the six common woodpecker species may be tapping above your head!  Woodpeckers wave like flight pattern sets them apart from other bird species.  These Nebraska residents prefer forested areas and take advantage of dead and decaying trees such as this.  The softer wood attracts a variety of insects and gives these birds a plethora of food options.  View links below to check out more information on woodpeckers of Nebraska, the affect they have on your trees, and the great benefits they contribute to our environment!