More about the Barred Owl from the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia:
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
A resident species in Virginia. Found from Canada south through the eastern United States to the Gulf Coast, including Florida and Texas.
Length 17–20 inches
Wingspan 39–43 inches
Weight 17–37 ounces
Woodlands, swamps, dense forests, lake shores, ravines; usually near water.
Mice, insects, snakes, lizards and salamanders; also known to eat smaller owls and other birds.
A non-tufted owl, and the only eastern owl with deep brown eyes which can appear blue-black in certain light. Nests in cavities in trees, but will use old nests of red-shouldered hawks, crows or ravens. A vocal owl with a variety of calls. Most common hoot is a sequence of “Who-cooks-for-you, Who-cooks-for-you?“
Spend Lunchtime in Nature with a Nature Walk
Join the Climate Action Team for a lunch hour nature walk in one of Richmond’s parks with some fellow lovers of the outdoors.
Register Here for Updates: https://www.mobilize.us/lcvva/event/429604/
Join the Climate Action Team for a lunch hour nature walk in one of Richmond’s parks with some fellow lovers of the outdoors. We will end with a brief discussion about what we can do to protect and expand green spaces in Richmond and beyond, and guided meditation to reflect on and appreciate the beauty of our natural surroundings.
We will be meeting in the Forest Hill Park parking lot at 12:00 PM and the walk will start promptly at 12:05 PM
Address for the park: 4021 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225
Please reach out to Devyn Keller at [email protected] with any questions or concerns!
It’s Over at The Westover for Now
They stated that they’ll be considering other potential concepts for this space in the new year.
The coffeeshop/restaurant The Westover (formerly Taza/Zata) is taking some time off to reconsider their options. Located at 5047 Forrest Hill Avenue for the past few years has been run by Tuffy Stone of Q Barbecue fame.
They made the announcement on Instagram today.
Dear patrons, neighbors, and loyal returning customers,
Beginning Wednesday December 8th, The Westover is stopping operations and taking a pause while we consider other potential concepts for this space in the new year. We apologize to all of our customers for any inconvenience that this may cause as well as the short notice.
Stay tuned, and thank you to all of the wonderful customers that have supported us.
Stroll and Check Out Art this Saturday
The Southside Stroll and Artwalk will be on December 11th, Saturday, 10-4. Outside, local artisans, a great place to pick up those Holiday Gifts.