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  • Most of us are familiar with the hooting of great horned owls. But we hear them a lot more than we see them. It is amazing that they can stay so well hidden. But if you have an interest in seeing them, now might be a good time to begin looking for them in earnest. That is because they have started to nest, and the young should start hatching in about a month or so. With the deciduous trees still bare, the owls are about as observable as they get.
  • I remember many years ago a friend and I were walking a tract of prairie in the spring and came upon a duck nest with a couple dozen or so eggs it. “Dump…