Recently spent his spare time building a Barn Owl Box and placing it at Rudy Mine Trails. You can see the box from the yellow trail when out on property. (An image below will show you location with a blue dot.)

Lieutenant Spalding informed the department Barn Owl numbers are declining, and he picked Rudy Mine Trails for the location because it is the perfect habitat for a Barn Owl to live.

Lieutenant Spalding is keeping a close eye on the newly placed box and will inform state biologist if and when a pair nest in the box. The biologist will likely band the owlets legs to track them. Lieutenant Spalding States, ” I have personally never seen a Barn Owl on property, but I have heard calls a couple of times while walking the trials.

 

We ask that you enjoy this box from afar. please bring binoculars with you to get a close up view and stay on the trail.

For more information on Barn Owls please click on the link below and enjoy the read.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barn_Owl/lifehistory