PROTECTING "OUR" Burrowing Owls
The colony right behind Charter Hall is blessed with four baby owls, plus the mom and dad owl.
In Florida, these owls are listed as a "species of special concern" with only 3,000-10,000 birds believed to be left in the state. Harassing the birds or the nests (empty or occupied) is strictly forbidden and can result in law enforcement action. New signs courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service will soon be going up near the nests as reminders that these nesting sites should be left alone and observed from a safe distance. If folks observe friend or stranger disobeying these signs, they should ask those involved to please keep their distance. The more we educate people, the safer things will be for our "guests."