Today's barred owl!
Barred owls are seen frequently on the trails at Ijams Nature Center. They seem to have very little fear of the many visitors who are lucky enough to see them. This one was spotted by participants in a nature writing exercise yesterday afternoon. He did fly away, but I went back after 5:00 and he had returned to the same perch he occupied before.
The next nature writing workshop at Ijams will be Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.
- Story and photo by Rex McDaniel