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WILD BARN OWLS RETURN TO THE GARDEN

 

Source: Water Conservation Garden

File photo of barn owls, by Miriam Raftery

March 6, 2012 (Rancho San Diego) -- Last year, the Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon installed a barn owl nesting box to provide a natural way of protecting the gardens from damage, mainly from rabbits because the natural predators were unable to enter the gardens, but the rabbits were. Now, the owls have returned for a second year to raise a family.  

The owls, Hoot and Holla, can be seen 24/7 on the Owlcam at www.thegarden.org/owlcam.

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