Here’s a good one for you–
What’s this mulch doing at the bottom of a tree in the woods?
I’ll check back in later!
Several of our readers guess correctly:
These chips fell from the tree as a Pileated Woodpecker chipped away at the tree. And how do we know it was a Pileated? Well, we saw him, but also the holes are squares, which is how a Pileated makes them.
This tree is skinny, so the woodpecker was after the wood-boring grubs in the tree, not trying to make a nesting cavity.