Housekeeping – Weston Owl
When I first saw this tree while walking through the Pine Street forest yesterday, I thought of posting it as real estate available on the southside. But of course it’s not available (Conservation property means protected forever) and who would fit except an owl? While I haven’t seen one in Weston’s woods, the WFTA forester does see the Northern Saw-whet owl occasionally–she is often out at night, and the saw-whet is almost exclusively nocturnal. Saw-whets don’t pay financial rent, but they do rip up and eat deer mice, which carry the Lyme disease tick–so you should be a huge fan. Here’s a cute photo for attention:
Now that you have learned a fun fact, another bit of housekeeping is that this Owl does indeed pay rent in the guise of hosting fees and other stuff. I do not behead deer mice to get by. I appreciate all of the donations that have come in so far, and I would simply ask that if you have enjoyed an article or two that you throw some love over to the Owl’s paypal. I do not allow advertising at this point, and don’t charge for subscriptions. You can find the donation link here.
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