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Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

  Because sapsuckers are one of the few animals capable of maintaining a flow of sap from trees, they make very desirable neighbors for a host of other animals.  Bats, squirrels, porcupines and many types of birds will eat sap made available by the sapsuckers.

W. Brooks Paternotte took the helm of Irvine Nature Center as executive director in July 2013 and immediately began building on the strong 35-year foundation. Brooks is a Baltimore native who was a teacher, coach, advisor, dean and Head of the Middle School during his 13 years at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore. He is also an instructor and ambassador of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and is a Leave No Trace Master, as well as an avid outdoorsman and a features writer for FlyLife Magazine.
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