Apr 10, 2011

Barn owl box raising X 2

Today we installed two barn owl boxes on private residences in Morgan Hill and Gilroy! Barn owls are an excellent means of controlling rodent populations - from gophers to moles to mice and voles, they will keep them in check! See our barn owl box page for more on having one placed on your property.

Our boxes are designed after the Carolina Raptor Center's. Plenty of room for a large brood and the hole is high, ensuring owlets are old enough - close to flying, before they can reach the exit.

Below, Duane and Deanna dig the last little bit that the auger couldn't get.