Wildness in the City: An Encounter with Two Barred Owls and Their Dinner


Some days after work, instead of taking the bus directly from campus, I like to walk through the lush Pacific Spirit Park, a Vancouver Regional Park that encircles the University of British Columbia like a green moat. It helps me get out of my head, grounds me in the seasonal change of flora and fauna of the place in which I live, and fills my lungs with clean cool forest air.

Once I am out of earshot of traffic, I usually take a long trail that transects a section of gorgeous second-growth Douglas fir forest and eventually leads to…


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