Woodpeckers in Asheville

Last week I went home to Asheville to visit my family and to work on a project for Our State magazine. My parents have a great porch, the top level being nearly 3 stories off the ground since their house is situated on the side of a mountain. It’s amazing for birdwatching, and I spotted a pileated woodpecker while I was sitting at the kitchen table. They are beautiful birds, and I just love their flame-colored feathers on the tops of their heads.