Northern Saw-whet Owl T-shirt (Heather Midnight Navy)

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Northern Saw-whet Owl T-shirt (Heather Midnight Navy)

18.00

Available in unisex sizes S, M, L, XL. T-shirt is 52/48 ring-spun cotton/polyester.

This T-shirt features the Blue Ridge Discovery Center Salamander Logo printed on the right sleeve.

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Sport this stylish graphic tee proudly and show your love for a species that makes the Blue Ridge Mountains so special!

The second smallest native owl species, the northern saw-whet owl generally remains deep within the Canadian taiga, but its breeding range extends down through the Appalachian Mountains, where it ends in the Southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest. Feeding on insects, small rodents and birds, northern saw-whet owls scoop up their prey with one fatal blow, swooping down to the forest floor with silent wings. Superior eyesight allows them to both hone in on prey as well as avoid predators, which often come in the form of larger owls. These are named for their monotonous whistle; the squeaking sound resembles the raspy creaking of an old crosscut saw being sharpened. Northern saw-whet owls spend the winter in the lowlands, migrating back to northern and clinal subalpine forests in the spring, where they will raise a brood of bizarre, exotic-looking fledglings. Look in thick, coniferous cover and you might catch a glimpse of this rare bird of prey.

With your purchase you are supporting Blue Ridge Discovery Center's mission to inspire creativity, discovery, and critical thinking through interest-driven and hands-on activities focused on the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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