Here’s a note from Jim Hardman on his excursion recently to the Ashland area, in search of the Great Gray Owl: “Harry, Drove down to Howard prairie lake sunday afternoon and camped for the night. Went out monday morning and Found this guy at Two Pines meadow – He was back in the woods and up in a tree about 120 ft. Too far up to get a detailed photo but I’m happy for the experience and and a chance to see this magnificent creature. Heard him calling and then it took about a half hour to locate him and a while longer to find a hole through the limbs and foliage for a view.”
Here’s Jim’s picture:
It is likely there are more Great Gray Owls in Jackson County, Oregon, than in all of California where they are on the state’s endangered species list.