OPEN FOR OWLS
The pole is kiln dried and pressure treated with a Tanalith wood preservative – a combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients. The treatment gives the timber a 15-year service. The box itself is constructed from exteriorgrade, FSC certified European Birch plywood and is built to follow Barn Owl Trust specifications. It has latched openings on either side for ease of inspection and cleaning out when necessary, with the entrance hole at the top (helping to stop nestlings falling out before they are ready to fly) complete with an exercise platform that allows fledging owlets to practise using their wings before actually flying. James has worked as a professional ecologist for eight years, and has been involved with the survey, protection and conservation of much of the UK’S wildlife. He holds a Schedule 1 disturbance licence for Barn Owls covering all counties of England, and brings a thorough understanding of Barn Owl ecology to his work. The team at Greenway have installed a number of new Barn Owl nest boxes as ecological mitigation for new residential and renewable developments, and for conservation purposes, too. James said: “This nest box installation was an excellent opportunity to be directly involved in local Barn Owl conservation.” All Malc and I need now are some owls! Fingers crossed. I’ll keep you posted.