Saturday, February 07, 2009

The owl is wise

The owl sees all
even when darkness reigns,
and is therefore rightly accounted
as a symbol of wisdom.
So too, is the owl a predator.


[image] "Juvenile Borrowing Ow" Elegant Memories Photography Flickr Feb 6, 2009. (Accessed Feb 7, 2009)

[ * ] Classification

* Kingdom Animalia (the animals)
* Phylum Chordata (fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals)
* Subphylum Vertebrata (animals with backbones)
* Class Aves (Birds)
* Order Strigiformes (owls)
* Family Tytonidae (barn and bay owls) and Strigidae (other owls)

[ * ] "Owls of North America" The Owl Pages -- excellent site which gives scientific name of each species, full descriptions, and even sound files which showcase the calls of each species.

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At 11:05 PM, Blogger The Wanderer said...

The owl is wary, the owl is wise.
He knows all the names of the stars in the skies.
He hoots and he toots and he lives by his wits,
but mostly he sits. . . (and he sits. . . and he sits).

At 11:06 PM, Blogger The Wanderer said...

My confirmation word was "joyliter". I was unaware that joy was measured on the metric system. Does that mean that Americans are less joyful than those who use the metric system? Food for thought.

At 12:32 AM, Blogger woofmutt said...

That was clever.

To your other reader: Your comment about a "joyliter"...Wouldn't that be drink for thought?


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