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Bark Butter
This is a favourite recipe with woodpeckers as well as chickadees and nuthatches.
Male Pileated Woodpecker
Male Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus
2 cups of lard (softened)
2 cups of peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
4 cups cornmeal
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups unsalted sunflower seeds OR bird sees
1 tsp honey
In a large bowl, mix together the lard and peanut butter.

Add the remaining ingredients, a few at a time stirring each in before adding the next. Stir thoroughly and place in container and let it set at room temperature.

Spread portions on tree bark with a butter knife.

Store in covered container at room temperature.
Male Hairy Woodpecker
Female Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus, male (left) and female
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