SINCE WE ALWAYS HAVE NEW MEMBERS - HERE ARE THE RULES - YOU CAN ONLY GUESS 1X BEFORE NYACK COMES BACK WITH THE ANSWERS AS TO WHICH LETTERS ARE CORRECT.
HOWEVER IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER - YOU CAN GUESS - BUT PLEASE DON'T GUESS UNLESS YOU ARE PRETTY SURE - IT MESSES THINGS UP IF YOU GUESS PART OF IT AND NOT ALL OF IT - THEN I NEVER KNEW WHAT LETTERS TO TAKE OFF ETC. HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE!
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Hi Nyack, How about a B,please thank you.
Hi RC... no B
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Okey Dokey, how about an R, Nyack, please, thank you.
T please Nyack.
HIYA, Brenda C.
Just one letter at a time, RC!
B, R, T, C
_ _ _ T T _ _ _ _ _
A please Nyack.
Have another guess now RC!
Good Morning Brenda, RC. and Nyack An N please Nyack
... where'd that RC go? Hope she didnt misunderstand...
B, R, T, C, A, N
_ _ _ T T _ _ _ _ _
P please Nyack
Howdy, y'all... Nyack, RC went to get some sleep and some working hours in, that is where that gal went.. but here I is now....
No, dont think I misunderstood, but let me see if I have it straight here. I can guess a letter and I have to wait for you to come back and say yay or nay before I can guess another one, right? So I thought that is what I did, I guessed a B and then you said no, so I guessed an R.. was I not allowed to guess twice in a row that way?? I am not sure now. So then Brenda guessed a T. So I am thinnking it is okay for another person to submit a one letter too? so each person can guess ONE letter at a time til you yay or nay their letter, right? I hope you did not think the little Hi Ya to Brenda was a guess???? I was just being friendly to Brenda C there with that. I was about to sign off and saw she just guessed so I said, Hi to her. The kids around here use tht HIYA all the time to say hello. I was trying to be trendy and cool there....
So do I understand it?? If I do, then can ya serve me up a D please, thank you, Nyack?
You got it RC! Glad you got some rest! Sometimes I dont always answer right away, because I am on and off the computer thro the day... and night, every couple of hours.
It works out pretty well, because that way we can make the game last an entire day (these ladies could solve the puzzel in an hour flat! lol- alot of really smart players!!!)
B, R, T, C, A, N, D, P
_ P _ T T _ D _ _ _
Spotted Cat...hope I'm "spot" on!
Thanks Nyack, appreciate it, but please clarify for me here, so that I can be super sure, once you answer my letter, I can guess another, right?? I just want to make super sure that I understand that part. Thanks
You can guess ONE letter inbetween the times I answer, RC- but you can continue to guess all the way threw the game
Not a Spotted Cat, Brenda- Guess again!
B, R, T, C, A, N, D, P
_ P _ T T _ D _ _ _
Great, Nyack, Thanks... How about a W then please, thank you.
OK maybe a Spotted eel.
There is a W!
B, R, T, C, A, N, D, P, W
_ P _ T T _ D _ W _
Spotted Owl ??? Nyack
Simone - 1 day ago - wildernesscommittee.org
YAHOO, for you,Barbara!! Way to go!!!
Thanks, Nyack, such a beautiful bird!!
and Brenda C... oh no you are feeling "eel" today?!!!! LOL Hope you feel better soon and thanks for the HIYA!!
The Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) is a species of true owl. It is a resident species of old-growth forests in western North America, where it nests in tree holes, old bird of prey nests, or rock crevices. Nests can be between 12 to 60 metres (39 to 200 ft) high and usually contain two eggs (though some will contain as many as four). It is a nocturnal owl, which feeds on small mammals and birds, which has only been discovered recently.
This owl has a length of 43 cm (17 inches), a wingspan of 114 cm (45 in), and a weight of around 600 g (21 oz). Its eggs are a little over 50 mm (2.0 in) long, and are white and smooth with a slightly grainy texture. The female sits on the eggs and cares for the young, while the male provides food for them. Juvenile Spotted Owls have an average survival rate of 11%, with an average birth rate of 0.58 owls per pair.
The Spotted Owl is similar in appearance to the Barred Owl but has cross-shaped markings on the underparts, whereas the Barred Owl is alternately barred on the breast and streaked on the belly. Barred Owls are larger and grayer than Spotted Owls. In recent years the California and Northern subspecies of Spotted Owl have been displaced by Barred Owls, which are more aggressive, have a broader diet and occur in more varied habitats. Though the two species may hybridize in areas where displacement is occurring, they are quite genetically distinct, for example, differing 13.9% in certain gene sequences
- Strix occidentalis caurina – Northern Spotted Owl
- Strix occidentalis occidentalis – California Spotted Owl
- Strix occidentalis lucida – Mexican Spotted Owl
The nearly contiguous range of the northern spotted owl extends from southwestern British Columbia south through western Washington and Oregon to Marin County on the north-central coast of California. The California spotted owl's range overlaps that of the northern spotted owl in the southern Cascade Range, and extends south through the western Sierra Nevada to Tulare County. They also occur in discrete populations in mountainous areas of coastal and southern California from Monterey County to northern Baja California. In the United States the Mexican spotted owl occurs in disjunct populations in mountain ranges and canyons of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and extreme western Texas. In Mexico it ranges from Sonora, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, and eastern Coahuila through the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental as far south as Michoacán.
The Northern Spotted Owl and Mexican Spotted Owl subspecies are listed as threatened in the United States under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which is administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW. The California Spotted Owl is not considered to be threatened nor endangered by the USFWS. However, it is a species of special concern by the state of California and the United States Forest Service (USF. The Northern Spotted Owl was one of a few cases where the "God committee", a provision of the Endangered Species Act, has been invoked to decide whether or not to open up more federal forest for commercial logging. In a battle between two federal agencies, the Bureau of Land Management and the Fish and Wildlife Service, the committee ruled for the exemption of 1700 acres to the ESA, potentially allowing the extinction of the species. Legal battle went on at different levels, creating a complex case study in environmental law.
The Northern Spotted Owl is in rapid decline with about a 50% annual population loss along the northern edge of its range (northern Washington state and south-western British Columbia). Fewer than 30 breeding pairs remain in British Columbia, and the species is expected to be extirpated from Canada within the next few years.
All subspecies of the spotted owl are often the subject of disagreement between conservationists and loggers, cattle grazers, developers, and other organizations whose activities can affect forest conservation. In February 2008, a federal judge reinforced a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to designate 8,600,000 acres (35,000 km2) in Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico as critical habitat for the owl. The decision had been challenged by the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association, but Judge Susan Bolton upheld the designation. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, "Having critical habitat will ensure that U.S. Forest Service logging does not limit the bird's recovery or drive it into extinction
Action taken, Nyack, Letter to Premier sent:
Dear Premier Clark,
I am asking you today to order an immediate halt to the logging of spotted owl old-growth forest habitat near Chilliwack Lake and to ensure that all remaining spotted owl old-growth forest habitat is protected from logging.
The spotted owl is one of the most endangered species in Canada. There are now thought to be less than a dozen spotted owls remaining in the wild in Canada. Futhermore, spotted owls are considered an important indicator species, meaning that the health of the spotted owl reflects the health of the old-growth ecosystem in which it lives.
The logging that is occuring in the Chilliwack Lake Spotted Owl Wildlife Habitat Area is fragmenting an important area of intact spotted owl forest habitat. When the Chilliwack Wildlife Habitat Area was first designated in 2006, absolutely no logging was to be allowed there.
Please order an immediate halt to logging in spotted owl forest habitat currently underway near Chilliwack Lake.
Yahoooo Thanx Nyack Just sent a letter to Premiere Clark this past weekend and noted all the other information :-0 Thanx again ) ) )
Congratulations Barbara, well done!
Congratulations Barbara. Petition Signed. Thanks Nyack