Let me tell you about these adorable little burrowing owls.
They reside here in our little coastal city and they are protected, which pleases me very much.
When you first see the little wooden crosses in a vacant lot, pasture or someone’s front yard, ….if you don’t know what they are, one might think they are a symbol of someone who might have died at that spot.
You have seen those type of crosses by the roadsides, in all your travels, I am sure.
But no,…. the cross one sees here are the perches for the small burrowing owl.
There is usually a protected site sign which tells one the story of the burrowing owl.
The owls are only about 6-8 inches tall and have big yellowish colored eyes and it seems they can move their heads 360 degrees.
Love these little creatures.
And it is mating season and if you are lucky, you can see the little babies when the parents bring them out of their holes in the ground.
We are so fortunate to have these small owls in our area…I never tire of watching them.
If I am driving by them, I slow down to get a better look and I speak to them.
I say, “good morning” or “good afternoon” or if it is later in the day they get a “good evening” from me.
I know, I know….I am a bit weird but I do love animals.
Florida has several endangered species, including the panther, the manatee and many others.
Do you have an endangered species living near you?
If so, I would love to hear about who and what.
Until then…enjoy the nature around us.
Have a great and blessed day.