Discovery- Owls


Short Eared Owl


Snowy Owl

Today I got to see my first snowy owls and a short eared owl. They were at a local wildlife  reservation. I got very close to a snowy owl in an oak tree, probably 15 feet away, close enough to see its lime green eyes. The other snowy owl had golden eyes and was perched on a bird house a little farther away. Then my final owl I saw today was a rare short eared owl out hunting. I didn’t get any pictures but I spoke to several of the photographers there and they showed me some beautiful pictures they captured of the short eared owl. These pictures are from wikipedia.


10/01/13 – Fact of the week

Did you know that the cassowary, an ostrich like bird, living in Australia and New Guinea, is the most dangerous bird on earth and descendant of the velociraptor.
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) Male, Queensland Austra  Unknown

09/18/13 – Discovery – Freshwater Jellyfish

This weekend when I was fishing I saw a minuscule, transparent jellyfish the size of a dime near the dock of the pond. I was so excited that I yelled out, “Mom, there’s a jellyfish in the water!!!” Of course, she didn’t believe, because it was in fresh water and everybody knows that jellyfish only live in the ocean- WRONG.  We tried to catch it but missed and mom was so shocked that I was was right. We went home and googled it and found out that there really are fresh water jellyfish and they’re called Craspedacusta sowerbyi.