The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is located in a rural area of the county. We are fortunate to have green spaces with native plants and wildlife in the surrounding area. Several weeks ago, we noticed a great horned owl and owlet took residence in a dead palm tree in the area. Of course, we took plenty of photos and videos to share.
My colleague at UF/IFAS, Dr. Katherine Clements, wrote an outstanding blog about great horned owls. I recommend checking it out HERE after viewing this blog.
Family Strigidae (Owls), Bubo virginianus
Florida Museum of Natural History Family Strigidae (Owls)
Florida Museum of Natural History Great Horned Owl Call
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