A place to call home
Screech owl nesting boxes are available from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Native Landscapes and Garden Center. Dee Century, the Living With Wildlife educator for SCCF, snapped a photo of last year’s chicks in the box set up in her backyard. A pair of screech owls took up residence in the box again this year, and the chicks hatched a couple of week ago. Century expects the hatchlings to fledge in the next couple weeks. For more information, contact the SCCF at 239-472-2329. The center is at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.