Inspecting an active nest. Submitted
Nancy Richie, environmental for the City of Marco Island hosted “Owl Prowl” one evening recently. A group of approximately 25 met at Mackle Park. Nancy, was the ‘pied piper’ and led the group to the nearest nest. She then shared a wealth of information regarding proper etiquette in maintaining and viewing owls, as well as the history and behavior of the species. Approximately 90 burrowing owls, Florida’s “species of special concern” inhabit Marco Island.