Nest boxes for owls

An owl box can be perched atop a high, smooth pole or somewhere similarly safe, so its “tenants” can get a good view.

At our ranch in Burrel, California, Ingleby Farms has worked with local wildlife groups and schools to recover, release, and provide homes for injured owls since 2017. By increasing the population of owls, we have been able to balance the animals that can damage crops and their natural predators, in this case, the owls.

The owls have become these biological air force controllers who help us eliminate rodenticides and traps. Hence, this aspect of our farming-with-nature philosophy is “flying high” with the owls as well, serving them hunting grounds of tasty rodents that haven’t been poisoned.