I have always loved wildlife. It thrills me to see an animal in its natural habitat, whether it’s a groundhog, deer, bear or chipmunk. The birds, though, are really some of my favorites and birding is another hobby of mine.
Owls are fascinating. When volunteering one summer for the American Eagle Foundation here in Pigeon Forge, TN, I was blessed to be able to help care for a couple of screech owls. They are so tiny (and so fierce!). I love them.
I don’t know why I never thought about it before but my mom suggested incorporating owls into my leaf art. I already had the birds so why not owls? I experimented with that today and am very pleased with the result.
They are primarily made using sycamore, sumac and maple autumn leaves.