These photos are my first foray into science communication. I met with a small, independent research group early in the summer of 2020 to document their process. This was a day of field work in long-eared owl habitat in Missoula, Montana. It was a riparian zone, but it was far from pristine. We were just beside a newer suburb and directly under the flight path of a lot of small planes. The team identified nests, pulled out fledglings and banded them on the ground, taking data like wingspan and feather coloration. Simultaneously, mist nets were set to capture the adults. Any of the adults  previously banded by the were measured again to compare against previous data. This base of knowledge will allow the scientists to contribute to best practices for habitat conservation. 

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