Sometimes we can see the success (or failure) of our interventions. The owner of a property that we lease in Lincoln offers such an example. When we first leased this ranch, we discovered a burrowing owl nesting in an old piece of 6" iron irrigation pipe. We'd see the owl just about every time we walked by that part of the ranch. I reported our "discovery" to our landlord - they were as thrilled as we were.
Being ecologically-minded, our landlord decided to improve the burrowing owl habitat (and remove the old junky pipe). They constructed new burrows - based on the latest conservation science - and hauled the old iron pipe to the landfill. We haven't seen the owl since!
|No owls here!|