Common name: Northern barred owl, hoot owl
Strix varia is occasionally seen in the Garden. These owls are nocturnal, but sometimes in early summer, they are seen during the day teaching their young how to hunt. For more details, see the Nov. 13, 2020 Garden Story.
Photo of young owl in our Garden: Elaine R. Wilson, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
Photo of owl in the dirt under the Muku tree in June: Marilyn Goebel