OK, something a bit more serious for a change. The Barn Owtl trust has launched a petition against the use of powerful rat posons that are killing Britain’s Barn owls. It is thought that 8 in 10 barn owls now have traces of the deadly toxins in their blood. Whilst not lethal to the owls, it is thought to affect their ability to hunt and breed.
Currently the UK government is reviewing the use of such poisons, so help create a little pressure and sign the petition HERE!
Bohemia Grove is a private boys club in the woods near San Francisco. Founded as a getaway for artists, musicians and actors to perform plays and music in private, it ended up being colonised by big league politicians and businessmen who get hopelessly drunk and wee everywhere [perhaps a premonition of the future of Glastonbury Festivals none to distant future]. Anyway, they built a great big owl statue there where they do a little annual ritual which conspiracy theorists see as proof that all our leaders are Satanists and owls are evil or something. Which is probably a more flattering version than the truth that they’re blowing all your money on big piss parties in the woods but still, nice owl.
While walking through Huddersfield Train Station, of all places, I stumbled upon the striking artwork of Carla Lee. The centrepiece of her display was this striking image of an Owl looking down over a ship at sea. I’d recommend having a look at her website http://carlalee.co.uk/