Urban living

A family of great horned owls — parents and three owlets — has been drawing attention to a large tree on parkland north of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis. The owlets, fledged now and old enough to fly from branch to branch, are tended by their parents, often seen in trees very near the large tree that was home to the fledglings. Their nest in a nearby pine came apart early on, and was rebuilt and replaced by staff at the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. If you observe the owls, remember to maintain a respectful distance to avoid disturbing them.