the north face ladies here are 6 ‘superb owls’ on display at North Museum
Collecting specimen birds, insects and plants, and studying them was how people used to learn about the world around them. Today, naturalists can snap a picture of a bird in flight with a high powered lens. Scientists can study specimens in detail through the use of X rays or a CAT scans.
In the time of the Linnaean group, naturalists collected the actual birds and beetles to learn more about the natural world.
Stoesz shared information about six owls in the museum’s collection. Cowboys used to call these owls “howdy birds” because they looked like they nod “hello.” They live underground in burrows they’ve dug or taken from prairie dogs, squirrels or tortoises. s often line the entrance of their homes with trash, possibly as “no vacancy” signs. These owls prefer open areas without a lot of plants, like prairies, deserts and airports. As this type of land disappears, fewer burrowing owls have been spotted.