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

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m.

Don't forget to Fall Back one hour Reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 4 at 2 a.m. Set your clocks back an hour as Standard Time resumes.

The current schedule was determined by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which mandates that in the U.S., clocks spring forward on the second Sunday in March, and fall back on the first Sunday in November.

It’s also a good time to replace batteries in smoke detectors; dispose of expired prescriptions or over the counter meds in the medicine cabinet; and check lights and signals on your car or bike. Daylight Saving Time was enacted during World War I, as part of an effort in the U.S. and other warring countries to conserve fuel. In theory, using daylight more efficiently saves fuel and energy because it reduces the nation’s need for artificial light.