|Howard's first NSWO-she got him hooked! Saw-whets do|
that to people.
|Our first dinner with Howard. True we look quite civilized |
and subdued but the fun and the tradition had just begun!
There are so many stories to share but one most memorable happened when we were all chatting at the table and Dorthy, Howard's good friend, said excitedly "there's a ringtail at the window!" And there at the porch slider was a ringtail peering at us-as though it was asking for a handout.We truly had a National Geographic moment on that well-lit porch, when this normally elusive mammal climbed up an overhanging oak tree and picked off a sleeping songbird, plucked its' small meal, and then scampered away. What a sighting for us!
Howard had a knack for engaging you in a great story, usually biological but also about art, regional history, good wine and local legends. We are so honored to have met this man and called him our friend. We will miss you Howard!
|Howard with one of his resident W. Screech Owls and three|
friends, Julie, Dorothy and me.