Baby barred owls!

May 30, 2010

This morning at Battle Creek West, where we saw an adult Barred Owl drying itself after a bath two weeks ago, we found two fledged babies. They were adorable. If human babies looked like this, we might have a few already. Someone else's great photo.

Also seen, in another part of the park: small milkweed plant with a monarch egg and 2nd molt monarch caterpillar, and flying nearby was an adult monarch. Seeing three stages of monarch within a minute was quite gratifying. Next time we're out there (two weeks) we'll have to check in on their progress. [T. is now associated with the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project]