SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Sunday, January 29, 2012


From Lovely Lita's Sheltering Tree Foundation
I just love watching Bethany growing up. She is getting more and more like a "normal" squirrel. She definitely recognizes when someone has her that is not her momma. She also wipes her face all off on the towel after she eats. If I put her on the floor she will climb up my leg to get to my lap. She wants to sit on my shoulder but I am too scared she will fall. She ate her corn down to the cob again and her avacado was nothing but a skin tonight. Amazing how well she does for a squirrel with such injuries.