August 2017: Great Horned Owl

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August 2017: Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus

This month’s featured animal species is the Great Horned Owl, a member of the Strigidae family and part of the larger Ave class.

 

LEARN

Learn more about the highly common great horned owl. Watch videos, view images, and read through publications and other resources all about the bird on the August 2017 FaunaFocus page, a hub for great horned owl research, media, and discovery. Learn even more about this feathered avian by checking FaunaFocus.com and @FaunaFocus on Twitter daily for bite-sized FaunaFacts.

 

CREATE

Let inspiration strike! Create something with the great horned owl in mind, whether it be a fictional story, simple poem, layered watercolor, interpretive dance, whatever medium you most resonate with! Do you see abstractions in the owl’s unique face markings? Does the bird’s forest environment inspire you? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, everyone has the ability to create. Try something new or hone your craft. Just let the great horned owl spark your imagination!

 

SHARE

Let’s focus on the great horned owl together! Find a family of wildlife-lovers on the FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team or in the FaunaFocus Discord Server, or browse the hashtag #FaunaFocus to find more animal-themed content! Livestream your creative process or record it in a video. Tweet about your own research and findings, or discuss and identify in the Discord channels. Post your sketches, works-in-progress, and final creations on the social media of your choice. Don’t forget the hashtag!

 

GROW

For an extra challenge, enter the Fauna Free-For-All! Submit your best great horned owl-inspired creation to be live-judged on Twitch at the end of the month. Allow your artwork to be critiqued to find your strengths and weaknesses and improve your work in the future. All artists, artforms, and media are eligible, just don’t miss the deadline!

 

IMAGE

Josh More

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