Check out that Snag!

Red-headed Woodpecker outside his home on a snag along the golf course – Glen Cox

Many people may not use the term “snag” often until they become birders. According to Miriam-Webster, the term snag as a noun is defined as:

1.) a tree or branch embedded in a lake or stream bed and constituting a hazard to navigation 
2.) a standing dead tree

Snags make wonderful habitat for birds and I often look towards snags if I’m in search of birds. They make great perches for birds who want a view. They make excellent home both for nests on and inside of the snag for cavity dwellers.

This article written by SC DNR explains the importance of snags in our natural habitat. We want to make all residents and guests aware that the snags are not an eyesore, but something that is beneficial for birds and other wildlife.