SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Nature's Remedy

Glenn Prichard from Nature’s Remedy found a pair of barn owls in these dilapidated boxes.
In actuality it would be better if the owner tore these boxes down then to leave these death traps in place. Glen has offered to put boxes up for free just so the owls have a safe place to have their babies and the owners refused?? Needless to say that Glen was not real happy about this situation. The owner is worth several million dollars if not more; it’s a large cooperate land owner. And they have a conservancy to top it all off???

Are you a great host?? Have you ever thought about having your name or business sponsor an owlbox?

It costs about $100 just to build a quality and durable nest box. Nature's Remedy As part of "The HOOT Project" already have the "Adopt a Box Program" where you can adopt an existing box and receive the newsletter and updates.

 The "Nesting Box Sponsorship Program" would allow Glen, with your help, to continue erecting these much needed nesting boxes. Here's what your sponsorship would do. A new barn owl box would be built, erected and maintained in your name. You would receive a quarterly report with current pictures of the box, the location and hopefully your happy tenants. Your sponsorship is for the life of the nesting box which I would estimate to be between 5 and 7 years minimum. Get involved and help where you can.

Contact Glenn at Nature's Remedy about YOUR owlbox by clicking on the link below.