Animals Wildlife Photo: Acorn Woodpecker Is True to His Name By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Mark Heatherington / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Our photo of the day comes from Jackson County, Oregon. In "The zany, swinging lives of acorn woodpeckers," we wrote about these fascinating birds who display some of the most bizarre social behavior on Earth. But this handsome male, photographed by Mark Heatherington, is doing something a bit more mundane; collecting some of his namesake acorns for winter. Mark writes, "Insects are their food of choice, and are abundant this time of year. Yet, they are starting to collect Acorns for their overwinter stash." All in a day's work for Melanerpes formicivorus. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with "photo of the day" in the subject line.