I hope you plan to attend some of the incredible field outings and events at Chico's own Snow Goose Festival (SGF), January 24-27, 2013. Now in its 14th year, the festival was designed to celebrate our incredible valley habitat, an invaluable portion of the Pacific Flyway to geese, swans, ducks, shorebirds, and raptors, including owls. As you know, one of my favorite species is the Northern Saw-whet Owl,and we will be showing them off in two of our SGF outings. In the winter they are here - tiny and cryptic, well hidden in chaparral shrubs, valley riparian vegetation and foothill oaks. One local artist has captured the realistic cuteness of the saw-whet in her painting below - and this unique, original acrylic can be yours!
|Northern Saw-whet Owl in Oak Tree Cavity. |
By local artist Dorothy Davis
Dorothy Davis wanted to contribute a piece of her art to help support the owl project. Her adorable painting will be up for bid at SGF silent auction at the banquet, "A Gathering of Wings." Make sure to stop by and place a bid!. We are so fortunate to have a valley full of birds and artists to capture their beauty.
|Close up of Saw-whet by Dorothy Davis|
THANK YOU DOROTHY!