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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by yousatonmycactus, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. yousatonmycactus

    yousatonmycactus Active Member

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    Name the flora AND the fauna. For extra points guess the age of each...

    There are many clues in the photos, including the texture and color of the bark, branches, seeds, and leafs. There is even evidence of insect damage and bark problems.

    The mother owl was first seen and photographed on the nest this year on January 19th. The owlets were first spotted on March 5th. The photo of the owlets was taken March 22, 2007.
     

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  2. Weekend Gardener

    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    Owl chicks, then? Perhaphs 3 weeks old.

    Can't be more specific - I am not good with birds, but just a guess: Strix aluco
    (Tawny Owl?)
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Bark looks like incense cedar.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Calocedrus decurrens, Bubo virginianus
     
  5. yousatonmycactus

    yousatonmycactus Active Member

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    Bubo virginianus or Great Horned Owl is correct.
     

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