I do love it though. I have battled gophers this spring and even though there is some strange excitement in checking the traps in the morning, I'd really rather leave nature to it. It's too late for owls to brood there this year, but next year we hope for owl babies!
The owl indigenous to this area is the screech owl. My dad found instructions for building an owl house that meets their requirements at NestWatch.org. Simon is helping to line the bottom with wood chips.
No owls yet (except Owly)