Burrowing owl event, BC

  • Volunteers carry supplies out to various sites on Napier Lake Ranch Conservation Area, BA (Photo by NCC)
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    Carrying supplies on Napier Lake Ranch Conservation Area (Photo by NCC)
  • The group installed 22 burrows, spread out at eight different sites on the conservation area (Photo by NCC)
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    The group installed 22 burrows, spread out across the area (Photo by NCC)
  • Mattocks and pick axes helped break through the hard ground (Photo by NCC)
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    Mattocks and pick axes helped break through the hard ground (Photo by NCC)
  • Diggers came in all ages and sizes! (Photo by NCC)
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    Diggers came in all ages and sizes! (Photo by NCC)
  • Each burrow requires a 10 foot trench ending in a two and half foot hole (Photo by NCC)
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    Each burrow needs a 10 foot trench ending in a 2.5 foot hole (Photo by NCC)
  • Once the trench is dug, the burrow is fitted in one end, then the tunnel pipe connects to the entrance at the other end (Photo by NCC)
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    The tunnel pipe connects to the entrance and end of burrow (Photo by NCC)
  • A completed burrow (Photo by NCC)
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    A completed burrow (Photo by NCC)
  • Volunteers got creative with burrow entrances, giving these new homes great curb appeal (Photo by NCC)
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    Volunteers got creative with burrow entrances (Photo by NCC)
  • Burrowing owls just like these ones will be introduced to these burrows in the spring (Photo by Dianne Bersea)
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    Burrowing owls (Photo by Dianne Bersea)

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