Tuesday, October 28, 2008

owl be seeing ya

Thanks to the greenbelt along the east side of our new neighborhood, as well as a huge scrubby field behind our house, we have already encountered more nature in this house in 3 weeks than we did in the entire 9 years at our last house.

This morning, I was awakened by this sound (not the first time), and I could tell it was coming from our roof because it was so loud.

My mind immediately went to "do you think I could make it out there in time to get a picture?", forget that it is pitch-black outside and close to 32°! Maybe sometime I'll try, but that just wasn't going to happen this morning.

I recognized the call immediately from when the girls and I studied the Great Horned Owl last year for school as part of a unit involving the beautiful story book, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Check your library, it's a wonderful read! The girls really appreciated the book more after I found audio clips online so they could hear the actual owl calls.

1 comment:

Jewels said...

found you through Gnat, the Pensacola glass blower.
I absolutely LOVE your darling girls' dresses, and I've bookmarked your Etsy shop :)

We've just bought our first house, and can't believe the amount of wildlife we've seen in our backyard. Haven't had an owl around yet, but plenty of raccoons, rabbits, and foxes, oh my!