Thursday, April 23, 2009

Living With Wildlife

If by chance you are going through Harrison, Arkansas, drop by the Home Depot. It has gotten an unique addition to the store.
A great horned owl now lives in the Harrison store's garden center, looking down on surprised customers shopping for flowers and paving stones.

I always like to see businesses accommodate wildlife. I hate it when development comes through and destroys the wildlife habitat. There were owls near my house but too much development has chased them off. I miss the meadowlarks too.
Rusty Scarborough, the education program coordinator at Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff, said the Home Depot would be a good spot for an owl. Rodents are the predominant food source for a great horned owl and stores with garden centers stock bird seed and crop seeds — big draws for rodents.


Anonymous said...

seeing money with the story? or where is the money with the story?
I only prefer having the nest moved to where the who (owl) would have better intended had it not been for the self-serving constructions made by others.

Hardtack said...

Reminds me, to some extent, of the Spotted Owls. They ended up being found at Wal-Mart parking lots.

Some animals adjust, many don't. But I have seen development in this area, and miss the wildlife that use to inhabit much of the area.