Hawthorn Tree Snag

Point Of Interest in Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Overview

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    Geolocation is not allowed

Description

JOURNAL ENTRY THREE: What a Sucker

One of the joys I find in nature is not always needing to see the wildlife to know it's there. For instance, the deceased hawthorn tree I discovered today tells me that a certain wood-boring bird has frequented these parts. I might be quick to pin this evidence on an elusive woodpecker, but there's something strangely regular going on here that tells me this might be the work of a crimson-colored relative.

SOLVE THIS GEOADVENTURE MYSTERY:

What animal has the unusual habit of wounding a tree to attract its food?

(clue: Two words. A hyphen in the first word. 20 total letter.)