Owls http://nhpr.org en 7.02.14: Amateur Sleuths, A Pet Owl and Oculus Rift http://nhpr.org/post/70214-amateur-sleuths-pet-owl-and-oculus-rift <p>The National Institute of Justice estimates that up to 40,000 unidentified human remains have been collected and stored in evidence rooms across the country. Today, we talk to Deborah Halber about the growing number of internet sleuths trying to solve America’s coldest cases. Then, we look into the growing digital house key market. Plus, a heartwarming tale of a man and his owl.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:15:55 +0000 Word of Mouth 51211 at http://nhpr.org 7.02.14: Amateur Sleuths, A Pet Owl and Oculus Rift Creatures In The Night http://nhpr.org/post/creatures-night <p>Wildlife tracks in the snow indicate of a lot of coming and going in the nighttime world.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Why are so many animals active, given their limited ability to see in the dark?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's the obvious reason: division of resources helps avoid competition.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A red-tailed hawk hunts the same fields by day that a great horned owl hunts by night.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Night also offers some animals protection from their main predators.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mice lie low by day, but in the wild—and in my house—they come out at night.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 05:07:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 42697 at http://nhpr.org Creatures In The Night A Snowy Invasion http://nhpr.org/post/snowy-invasion <p>This year is being referred to as an "<a href="http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/gotsnowies2013/" target="_blank">invasion year</a>" for snowy owls, and it might be one for the <a href="http://stokesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/snowy-owls-historic-irruption-underway.html" target="_blank">record books</a>. &nbsp;</p><p>Most of the snowy owl sightings have been along the coast where a flat, open landscape resembles their native tundra. Reports from New Hampshire birders include sightings of up to nine in a single day. On Nantucket, the annual <a href="http://www.nhaudubon.org/birding/christmas-bird-count" target="_blank">Christmas Bird Count</a> found 33, far surpassing the previous count record of four.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 42310 at http://nhpr.org A Snowy Invasion The Burrowing Owl Conservation Network http://nhpr.org/post/burrowing-owl-conservation-network <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:14:09 +0000 New Media Intern 17569 at http://nhpr.org The Burrowing Owl Conservation Network Give a Hoot http://nhpr.org/post/give-hoot <p>Barred owls, New Hampshire's most common owl species, also have the most familiar courtship and territorial song—usually translated as, "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?"&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It can be&nbsp;heard all year, day or night, but really revs up as owl breeding season begins in late winter.&nbsp; Owls are early nesters.</p><p>Wildlife produce their young when their primary food resource is most abundant.&nbsp; Mice, rabbit and squirrel populations are exploding when owl hatchlings on a continual growth spurt&nbsp;require frequent feeding.</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 2038 at http://nhpr.org Give a Hoot