Monday, November 8, 2010
Snags - Nature's Birdhouses & More
Snags are trunks of dead trees usually with the top missing.
As trees die, the brittle smaller branches of the canopy continuously break off in the wind,
slowly whittling the tree down to just the trunk.
The open tops provide perfect nesting places for owls, opossum and raccoons.
The decaying wood attracts insects which provide food for wildlife.
Squirrels take up residence in the hollow trunk.