New Homes for Owls

SVT's Dan Stimson and Matt Morris installed the owl boxes at SVT headquarters.
SVT's Dan Stimson and Matt Morris installed the owl boxes at SVT headquarters.

Thanks to SVT Member Leslee Halleran, we may soon be hearing the hoots of owls at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury.

Leslee recently donated several owl boxes to SVT, two of which we have installed in the woods around our headquarters. One box is designed for the tiny eastern screech owl, the other is built for the larger barred owl.

Barred owls start seeking nesting spots at this time of year, so we hope the box will be inhabited soon. Eastern screech owls typically don't nest until later in the year, but some enterprising owl could start storing prey in the box at any time.

So keep an ear out if you are in the vicinity of Wolbach Farm this winter!