Most owls are nocturnal, meaning they are more active at night, and spend most of their time hunting. But all work and no play makes life boring.
While it is rare to see an owl up-close, one family was surprised by not one or two, but three owls on their front porch.
A woman named Lyndsay just moved into a home with her family and received the best housewarming gift on the first night – a visit from her favorite animal.
She loves owls and her home is proof with owl decor all around, but she never expected to see an owl – let alone three – on her front porch.
Her Ring doorbell captured the trio having a hoot on the front stoop. Two of the owls became fascinated by the camera and looked directly into the lens. A bug swooped in and became a snack for one owl, but not before causing a bit of an argument.
I am broadly interested in how human activities influence the ability of wildlife to persist in the modified environments that we create.
Specifically, my research investigates how the configuration and composition of landscapes influence the movement and population dynamics of forest birds. Both natural and human-derived fragmenting of habitat can influence where birds settle, how they access the resources they need to survive and reproduce, and these factors in turn affect population demographics. Most recently, I have been studying the ability of individuals to move through and utilize forested areas which have been modified through timber harvest as they seek out resources for the breeding and postfledging phases. As well I am working in collaboration with Parks Canada scientists to examine in the influence of high density moose populations on forest bird communities in Gros Morne National Park. Many of my projects are conducted in collaboration or consultation with representatives of industry and government agencies, seeking to improve the management and sustainability of natural resource extraction.