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Old 02-21-2009, 09:45 PM   #31
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A co-worker walked into my office and said "I'd like to say you are the first manager I've worked for who has a baggie of owl pellets tacked to a bulletin board in their office." Stuff like that is what makes working in the nursery business special.
Who wants a boring job anyway?
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:49 AM   #32
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This a Northern Saw Whet Owl at ~Hawk Creek Wildlife~ near Buffalo.
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:28 AM   #33
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That would make a great poster for a nature center.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:01 PM   #34
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We have short eared owls nesting in a block of shrubs at the nursery. DW is a high school biology teacher. So, my"assignment" was to collect owl pellets. I brought home a qt ziplock full. Is that true love or what?
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:08 PM   #35
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You're such a sweetheart. Mine has brought me home spanish moss on request, but I'm not sure I'd have much luck getting him to pick up and transport poop for me.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:03 PM   #36
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Someone I hope will weigh in on this but aren't owl pellets actually regurgitated from their gizzard?
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:09 PM   #37
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Sort of. Owls don't have a crop. The pellets are formed in the gizzard. They are regurgitated from their proventriculus.
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:54 PM   #38
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Going off the owl trail just a bit here, but here are some more signs and such. These are from Western North Carolina Nature Center which is a good place to visit. I talked to one of the staff members and he was very energetic about educating people on the various habitats found in the area.
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:56 PM   #39
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Bobcat tracks and they have 2 display animals. The full displays compares bobcat, cougar, dog, house cat, and fox tracks.
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:39 AM   #40
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We have a nesting pair at the nursery! I'm packing the ggod camera with the goal of getting a few good images to share. Downside is rain is in the forcast all week dang it.
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