Celebrating Owl Awareness Day is a hoot

July 31, 2018

Giving a hoot about owls

Saturday is International Owl Awareness Day, but every day is a good time to think about owls. The International Owl Center in Houston, Minn., offers these tips to make our yards more owl-friendly:

Use traps, not poison, to control rats and mice, to avoid poisoning owls.

Take down soccer nets when not in use, to avoid entangling owls.

Leave dead trees standing, if its safe to do so, to provide nesting and roosting places.

Keep cats indoors, so they dont harm owls.

Find more tips at internationalowlcenter.org.

Val Cunningham

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