Before photo is in the lower right & after photo is to the left. 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 2015: Great Horned Owl carved from Birch. First photo shows completed carving just before it was painted.
October 2013: Great Horned Owl carved from Poplar.
June 2018: Great Horned Owls carved from Birch and Pine. Two of four half-sized carvings I made for the 2018 Walk in the Woods Art Fair.
July 2014: Great Horned Owl carved from spalted Birch.
June 2015: Great Horned Owl carved from Birch.
With its long, earlike tufts, intimidating yellow-eyed stare, and deep hooting voice, the Great Horned Owl is the quintessential owl of storybooks. This powerful predator can take down birds and mammals even larger than itself, but it also dines on daintier fare such as tiny scorpions, mice, and frogs. It’s one of the most common owls in North America, equally at home in deserts, wetlands, forests, grasslands, backyards, cities, and almost any other semi-open habitat between the Arctic and the tropics.