June 2018: Boreal Owl carved from Basswood. This was one of four half-sized carvings I made for the 2018 Walk in the Woods Art Fair.
Before photo is below & after photo is to the right. Pictured in the after photo from left to right: Great Horned Owl carved from Birch, Boreal Owl carved from Basswood, Great Horned Owl carved from Pine and Sharp-Shinned Hawk carved from Birch.
June 2013: Boreal Owl carved from Birch. First photo shows the owl just before it was painted.
May 2014: Boreal Owl carved from Birch. I call this owl "Moon Watch."
A small owl of boreal and montane forests, the Boreal Owl is found throughout Alaska and Canada, and across northern Eurasia, as well. It is found in the lower 48 states only in the mountains of the West, in extreme northern Minnesota, and as an occasional winter visitor to the northern states.