We just got word from Cape Coral Burrowing Owls in Florida, which set up a project like our Phase 1 work last year.  Their project is apparently thriving as well, and their footage of burrowing owls chicks is simply adorable.  It's really amazing that this technique is working in other places too, since, as we mentioned, our method of building burrows with ground squirrels was really one of the first biomimetic methods of creating new habitats.

Anyway, we are looking forward to seeing how their babies will be doing in the future!  The juveniles appear to be maturing quite well, and our Florida partners appear to be quite excited about the possibilities of successfully creating still more colonies in the future!

At the moment, they have one functional burrow in operation, but their live webcam captures everything about it.  You can see it here: capecoralburrowingowls.com.  If only the construction companies could see all the funny and endearing antics of the burrowing owls... maybe then the laws would be changed much faster.  Honestly, how will the environment fare without these adorable creatures?  It's almost unthinkable that people will brutally murder innocent owls for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  It just goes to show how important our work is, and how necessary it is that we keep it up!
 


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