BOREAL OWL

June 2018: Boreal Owl carved from Basswood. This was one of four half-sized carvings I made for the 2018 Walk in the Woods Art Fair.

Before photo is to the left & after photo is above. Pictured in the after photo from left to right: Great Horned Owl carved from Birch, Boreal Owl carved from Basswood, Great Horned Owl carved from Pine and Sharp-Shinned Hawk carved from Birch.

Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl

Carved from Basswood - June 2018

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Carvings for 2018 Walk in the Woods
Carvings for 2018 Walk in the Woods

May 2014: Boreal Owl carved from Birch. I call this owl "Moon Watch."

Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl

Carved from Birch - May 2014

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Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl

Carved from Birch - May 2014

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Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl

Carved from Birch - May 2014

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June 2013: Boreal Owl carved from Birch. First photo shows the owl just before it was painted.

Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl

Carved from Birch - June 2013

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Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl

Carved from Birch - June 2013

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Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl

Carved from Birch - June 2013

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Boreal Owl

In the dark of the night, the small Boreal Owl comes alive in the spruce and fir forests of northern North America and Europe. This bright-eyed, square faced owl sits and waits on a perch for small mammals and birds before gliding down talons first to grab it. From late winter through spring, its quick, hollow hooting sounds across the dark forest as the male calls for a mate. They spend the year in boreal forests, occasionally making their way farther south in years of prey scarcity.