One of the things I learned from the birding folks who drop by Pure Florida is that Pileated Woodpeckers love magnolia seeds.
It had just never occurred to me that a tree whacking, bug seeking, feathered missle would eat fruit.
In some long ago post, when I wondered outloud why the PW's were shaking the hell out of my magnolia tree, y'all educated me about their feeding habits.
Now I see them in there quite often and I am seeing lots of young 3 foot tall magnolia seedlings out in my woods, usually beneath a perfect perching/pooping branch from an older oak.
This is what the PW's are after.
The bronze scuppernong grapes are finally beginning to ripen!