10 Spotted Owl Breeding Pair Remaining

Organizations in British Columbia are marshaling efforts to save the remaining  Northern Spotted Owl population, largely by captive breeding efforts. Also, authorities have granted authorization in the state of Oregon on a limited basis to shoot the invasive non-threatened Barred Owls in areas sensitive to the Northern Spotted Owl . TM

Northern Spotted Owl

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Rare Piping Plovers May Be At Increased Risk Due To High Lake Levels

The small endangered population of Piping Plovers may be at increased risk due to high Great Lake levels in Canada and the Northern U.S., as beaches are reduced in size forcing nesting birds closer to cover where they are easy prey for predators like raccoons and skunks.

The Tern population may likewise face the same problems, as Great Lake levels continue to rise due to spring melt and much higher than average rainfalls in the lake-feeding tributary systems.

TM

As anyone who reads this column knows, I grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York. There’s eleven of these “fingers,” not ten, which is perfect, because it’s a region know for oddities. Abolitionists, Suffragettes, Spiritualists, Actors, Chicken Nuggets, Traffic Lights, The Curve Ball, Lacrosse, possibly Rickshaws, all sorts of odd things […]

via At home in the HOMES. Thinking about The Great Lakes — UpState & Away – – – – Waterlooseneca.com