Written by an area Landscape Architect and birdwatcher with over 30 years of experience with landscaping in north Texas: what works and what doesn't. Emphasis on attracting birds to north Texas yards, and reducing required yard maintenance. Tips, trivia and proven advice for a natural, low-cost approach for this unique and sensitive part of the country.
Owl’s ears are not at
the same level on its head, and they face forward not to the side. This helps
him (or her) locate prey easily at night (usually an unfortunate rodent). Also,
those tufts on an owl’s head are not ears – just feathers. The Great-horned Owl
is the largest in this area, but north Texas has many Screech Owls (which don’t
make the familiar “hoot-hoot” sound) and are somewhat smaller.
The Barn Owl is another
area owl. An adult Barn Owl kills and eats, on average, about five rats/mice
in addition to blogging, is a Landscape Architect emeritus from here, who‘s
worked in north Texas for over 30 years.He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA),
International Society of Landscape Architects, the National BirdFeeding
Society, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. He was honored
with a Lifetime Achievement award by the Native Plant Society of Texas. His design
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