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, July 29, 2012

Dancing Boy

In this July 18, 2012 a white bison calf walks in a field at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen, Conn. Hundreds of Native Americans attended ceremonies at the farm Saturday, July 28, 2012, to name the rare white bison, revered as a symbol of peace and unity. The miracle calf was officially named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy. Lakota tribe members say the birth of a white bison is a sign from a prophet who helped them endure strife and famine.

Experts say a white bison is as rare as one in 10 million.