What started as a problem with
loggers cutting down old-growth foresttree huggers trying to abolish logging — has become a problem of competition with another species of owl: the barred owl. Barred owls are larger and more aggressive than spotted owls, as well as more adaptable. Barred owls also prey on spotted owls and sometimes breed with them to create a hybrid owl species.
“Barred owls have invaded all spotted owl habitat,” Ian Blackburn, the spotted owl recovery coordinator for the BC government, told the Canadian Press, adding that new spotted owls were found at nine of 17 sites where barred owl were removed.
Green on Green action is so entertaining…