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Owls – Florida’s Remarkable Birds of Prey

Because owls eat a variety of prey and are significant rodent predators, they are welcome residents on most farms and homesteads. This closeup of a barn owl shows the large eyes and dish shaped face that helps owls perfect their hearing and sight to hunt prey. Compliments UF/IFAS File Photo Some of my favorite creatures …

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Owls – Florida’s Remarkable Nocturnal Birds of Prey

To be successful hunters of the night, owls have some truly amazing physiological adaptations. This closeup of a barn owl shows a few in the large eyes and dish shaped face that help perfect its hearing and sight. Compliments UF/IFAS File Photo Some of my favorite creatures are owls, and as you can see by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/04/owls-floridas-remarkable-nocturnal-birds-of-prey/

Attract Birds to the Backyard

The sight and sound of birds in the yard reconnects us to the wonder and beauty of nature. Providing food, water and shelter can bring the joy of our feathered friends into outdoor spaces. Leave behind the standard palette of trees and shrubs that characterize many urban landscapes. Rather, choose trees and shrubs that provide …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/02/attract-birds-to-the-backyard/

March is an ideal time to consider wild birds

Spring is a dynamic time for wildlife. If you enjoy watching nature, now is a fantastic time to get outdoors to see some interesting activity. March is also one of the best times of year to do some active management on your property to enhance the habitat you provide for wildlife. Purple martins select nest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/09/march-is-an-ideal-time-to-consider-wild-birds/