Date: 12/30/17 8:13 am From: bwgrisim . <bwgrisim...> Subject: [Tweeters] Missing the Short-eared Owls on Eide Road 12/28/2017
I took my kids to Eide Road last winter to see the Short-eared Owls. My family was positively impressed by the spectacle. It was another priceless moment to build on their sense of connection to our environment.
This Thursday I took them up again to reconnect but discovered a changed landscape instead. I'll admit it was slightly jarring to stand before a bulldozed field with brush piles and not an owl in sight. A google search this morning turned up an explanation, the Leque Island restoration project, which is suitably chronicled in the Stanwood Camano News.
Of course, as this habitat is managed to its "natural" state, a new set of species will benefit. In the meantime, I'll mourn the loss of habitat for the owls of Eide Road.
Brent Grisim Bothell, WA bwgrisim at gmail dot com