The northern spotted owl population is in drastic decline in Canada and the U.S. n the past, experts estimate there were 500 spotted owl pairs living in southwestern B.C. Today, only about a dozen remain in the province, largely due to loss of habitat.
Graphosoma lineatum by orestART: Also known as the Italian Striped-Bug (It really does have stripes on its back!) or the Minstrel Bug, this is a species of shield bug commonly found in Europe, North Africa and the Near East. #Shield_Bug