At San Miguel Olive Farm we have been very busy getting ready to install 4 owl boxes. The first step was placing the pole.
The pole has to be several feet in the ground, and cemented securely.
Yesterday we were able to install 4 owl boxes. The poles are about 14' tall. As you can see, it's not a one man operation! "Owl" goal is to help eliminate GOPHERS! Rodents are a huge problem in our olive grove.
The owl boxes were attached to the pole. Nesting material was scattered in the box, making a comfortable home for our new arrivals.
A job well done!