Monday, November 15, 2010

First Thoughts

I have decided that it is important to document the journey of The Kentucky Owl Box.  This all started for me back in June of 2010 when the National Evening news did a spot on Molly the Owl from San Marcos California.  I logged onto the site and to my amazement there was an adorable barn owl looking at the camera and sitting on her eggs.  I was completely spellbound and could not seem to turn off my computer.  For the next 5 months much of what I did in my spare time was to watch Molly.  To my amazement, and with very sleepy eyes the next morning I was treated to watching McGee, the daddy owl, bring in a mouse treat for his mate.  This was truly the most amazing experience and so the journey began for me.  A Social Stream of MODS (Molly Obsessive Disorder) friends were also a huge part of the experience for me.  Daily we MODS would watch and report on the daily/nightly happenings in the box. Carlos Royal (the owner of the San Marcos Owl Box) would get on several times a day and give updates, which were not to be missed. Soon I had my laptop with me at all times, no matter where I was in the house, or even if I was traveling I would stop and find Wi Fi hot spots to be able to check in.  I think I saw nature and the circle of life in a way I had never before experienced.  In late October the baby owlets had fledged and the cameras were turned off. 
So started my own personal obsession with wanting an Owl Box in my back yard. I hope to account for these days leading up to and the fruition of The Kentucky Owl Box. 

Stay tuned.......

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