At the first sign that rodents might inhabit the area we started talking about how to make sure they never became a problem. Lauren’s suggestion of building a raptor perch was eagerly accepted.
As organic gardeners we cannot countenance the use of poisons. Besides, no poison is likely to be as effective as raptors who are perfectly evolved for the job. Owls can work the night shift; hawks can take over during the day.
The plan comes from the USDA.
Here’s the crew in action. Great job, everyone!