In the comments on last Saturday's posting, Andrew asked if the bird was a woodpecker. There are several varieties of said birds in the United States. The two images above are a Hairy Woodpecker ~Dryobates Villosus or maybe it is a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker ~ Sphyrapius varius.
Anyone know for sure which it is?
I bought a book on wild flowers of the region. Reading that, I will never look at a flower the same way, how many petals, how many leaves, how are the petals and leaves arranged. People spend a lifetime trying to understand this stuff. Still I am not too old to learn new tricks.