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Great Horned Owl

In Birds, Grasslands and Scrub, Slough Life, Woodlands by Administrator

Woodlands, grasslands, barn nestbox Great horned owls are the only animal that regularly eats skunks. The Great Horned Owl is one of the most common and widespread owls in North America, being found from the Arctic Tundra, to the arid desert, to tropical forests to urban settings. Their name comes from the tufts of feathers on their heads or “horns” …

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The Wrentit

In Birds, Grasslands and Scrub, Maritime Chaparral, Slough Life, Staff Blog by Dave Feliz

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the scrub lands. Coastal Sage scrub, chaparral, something about the elfin sized forest appeals to me. This probably harks back to my initial exposure to the natural world in the hills of Orange County with its disappearing California Sagebrush and rugged chamise covered slopes. I’m still fascinated by the diversity and abundance …

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Gopher Snake

In Grasslands and Scrub, Reptiles and Amphibians by Dave Feliz

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those that look up when walking on a trail and those that look down. Of course, a good naturalist looks everywhere and sight is just one of the many tools to observe the natural world. But this morning, I am looking down. The sun is out, highs in the mid 70’s, …