Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Wishlist Wednesday: an owl box
I was reading a gardening blog from a local Austinite when I came across this post where she detailed her homemade owl box and its new occupant. I immediately forwarded the link to B and he had the same reaction as I did: "We need an owl box!"
Further reading revealed that owls actually nest in deserted nests or hollow trees so owl boxes make a welcome home for them. You can certainly buy prefabricated ones online. This one looks more like an owl condo.
You can also make one yourself which is what we're leaning towards. And when I say "we will make one" I actually mean B. There are a lot of plans online with great directions and tips especially here and here.
Now it seems like the most difficult part is actually enticing an owl to make its nest in the box and that may take a while. We've heard some hooting recently at night so I'm hopeful that there are owls around our area that would love a little owl box to call their own.