Join Us for a Special Date!
Getting training on how to build the burrows
Upcoming Burrowing Owl New Habitat Events.
October 17, 2015
Rio Salado Restoration Habitat Restoration Area, 7th Street, Event Being Coordinated with Arizona Audubon for Volunteers
At this event we will be installing new habitat for Burrowing Owls on the South side of the Salt River and East of 7th Street. There is parking available. Please contact Arizona Audubon, http://az.audubon.org/ if you are interested as they are organizing the volunteers for this event. You may want to consider one of the November habitat events in Maricopa as we will really need your help to install 100 new artificial burrows.
November 7, 2015 – Maricopa Agriculture Center
We had 50 volunteers and we were able to install 88 new owl burrows by Noon. Here are two photos provided by Jenohn Wrieden that show some of the entrance tubes being installed for a release site and volunteers being trained for the day’s work ahead.
Wild At Heart really appreciates your hard work and attention to detail to get it right.
Hope some of you can come to the Nov 21 event at MAC.
(Before event explanation: At this event we will be installing 100 new artificial burrows to support Burrowing Owls that will be relocated in 2016 and many owls that are already living at the farm managed by the University of Arizona. In the past, artificial burrows were installed nearby and the owls have been using them for about 13 years. This year we will install new habitat in a nearby field, you will also be able to see the old habitat and the owls living there. We will start at 8AM near the road junction of Smith-Enke Road and White and Parker Road which is located a few miles East of the Town of Maricopa. A restroom will be provided at the site. We really need your help to try and install as many burrows as possible on this big work day. Please contact Steve at Wild At Heart if you can volunteer at this event, firstname.lastname@example.org, also the main Wild At Heart ‘phone number 480-595-5047.)
November 21, 2015 – Maricopa Agriculture Center
Update: two clusters of burrows remain to be completed at MAC on the Nov 21 work day, as well as the hardening of the burrow entrances as mentioned below. Hope you can come!
At this event we will be completing the artificial burrow installation by hardening the burrows to prevent erosion or damage by large mammals. Also, if burrows remain to be completed we will also build new burrows to complete the site. Please contact Steve at Wild At Heart if you can volunteer at this event, email@example.com, also the main Wild At Heart ‘phone number 480-595-5047.
Thanks to all the volunteers who came out Nov 21 and hardened all the burrows! We also completed the last 12 burrows that remained to be done, back filled all the soil by hand, and got extra rock to harden the new burrows! Thanks to Brianna, a volunteer from NAU, for the photo below showing the new burrows being filled in. Some of the NAU volunteers and one of the Boy Scout volunteers are placing concrete to harden the burrows against erosion and large mammal attack.