For those of you who haven’t read the book “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen, it is a book about 3 kids who try to save Burrowing Owl habitat from destruction when developers want to build Mother Paula’s Pancake House on the property.
Today in the news, a real life scenario is taking place in Las Vegas, where the last vestiges of a natural area exists in a small neighborhood. Over the years the area has systematically been degraded and now they say the area is unworthy of protection. The locals see the area as a serene place to see butterflies, hummingbirds and of course a Burrowing Owl.
They are putting up a valiant fight to save the area from being turned into a nursing home facility. Money talks! Guess who will most likely win.
Read the whole story.
Las Vegas Valley wash facing potential development
And the saga continues. Residents of a Hollywood, FL suburb are fighting to save the Burrowing Owl there from development.