FLAME THE SHORT-EARED OWL
Flame is our resident Short Eared Owl. Flame became an ORC ambassador in 2002 when he came in from Ventura with a fractured wrist bone that never healed properly. Flame lives with Spooky.
Short-eared Owls are native to our area. They are an interesting specie in that they are both diurnal (awake during the day) and that they nest on the ground. In our area, they are probably nesting in chaparral away from residential areas. Because they are ground-nesters they are very susceptible to habitat loss because of urban sprawl and development.