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2008-12-05 07:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Family-owned Kendall-Jackson Winery today announced a limited "green" holiday gift that offers an opportunity to adopt a wooden barn owl nesting box located on Kendall-Jackson'sHawkeye Mountain. The gift package includes wines made from grapes grown in the same vineyards the barn owls guard. Kendall-Jackson partnered with Marin-based non-profit Hungry Owl Project (hungryowl.org) to craft 100 boxes made from recycled and donated materials....

2008-09-17 16:51:18

AWILDLIFE club aimed at children aged eight to 12 who enjoy exploring their environment will begin at Porthkerry Country Park, Barry, next month. The Porthkerry Wildlife Watch group meets once a month on a Saturday morning to carry out a range of activities, including pond- dipping, barn owl surveys and making homes for hedgehogs. Mel Stewart, ranger at the Vale of Glamorgan Council-owned park in Barry, said: "Last year we had lots of fun. We put out over 30 dormouse tubes, built a log...

2008-09-04 00:00:10

By Josh Sims We've lost 97 per cent of our meadowland and its wildlife to farming. But one campaigner is fighting to save what's left. Josh Sims meets a man on a mission So you thought looking after your lawn was hard work? Spare a thought for Jon Valters, who tends to a lot more grass than the average gardener. To be precise, some 147 acres, leased in Carmel National Nature Reserve in Carmarthenshire - on which he is spending some 200,000 from the Welsh Assembly to do, well, as little...

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Flatwoods monster
2013-08-26 08:20:20

The Flatwoods monster is claimed to be an unidentified species of either a terrestrial cryptid or an extraterrestrial being. It was reported being seen in the town of Flatwoods, West Virginia, on September 12, 1952 on some land owned by a local farmer, G. Bailey Fisher. The witnesses include two brothers, Edward and Fred May, their mother Kathleen, a friend of the boys, Tommy Hyer, along with Neil Nunley, Ronnie Shaver, and national guardsman Eugene Lemon. It was described as being ten...

2006-08-17 16:30:44

The Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) is a medium-large nocturnal owl. They have an extended distribution area in Europe and Asia, from Sakhalin, Japan and Korea in the east to Scandinavia in the west. There are up to 15 subspecies found in Europe and northern Asia. The northern populations of the Ural Owl occupy similar habitat to the Great Grey Owl, nesting in lowland forests but avoiding dense areas, especially those of purely conifers. In central Europe it is an upland species, preferring...

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