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

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Caring for sick, injured and orphaned native Utah wildlife and restoring them to health and returning them to the wild is the primary goal of Martin & Susan Tyner, but for those that cannot be released due to disabilities, they have a new Nature Center that will provide them with a permanent home in a natural setting.

After being struck by a car and receiving a serious concussion earlier in December, this barn owl was rescued and brought to the Southwest Wildlife Foundation for rehabilitation. With his health, strength and sassy attitude restored he was released by wildlife rehabilitator Martin Tyner into the sunset on New Years Eve 2011.

In March of 2011 Southwest Wildlife Foundation Rehabilitated a Bald Eagle and released it in Honor of our service men & women. Especially the Utah National Guard, Unit 222, "Triple Deuce" also on hand a Native American spiritual leader who performed a blessing and prayer before the release.
Travis is a Navajo and is recognized as a historian by the local Piute Indian tribe.