It’s World Earth Day, and I have a hoot of an idea for kids to love their environment more (and see owls at home!)

April 22, 2014

World Earth Day is today, and while it might not be widely acknowledged or celebrated here, it’s a big deal overseas, particularly in America, which many people recognise by planting trees or doing other “green” acts.

Last week, in time for World Earth Day, and to get me and my son seeing things in my garden other than hadedas and pigeons eating my dog’s and cats’ food, we got a JoJo Owl Box. These boxes are easy to install, and attract owls to your garden.

How it works is that the box is made in a specific way that attracts owls to roost and breed. The owl box attracts barn owls and other subspecies, and they’re great at catching rats, making them good and “green” rodent controllers, especially on farms.


More about the Owl Box

The JoJo Owl box is a roto-moulded seamless unit, ready for installation. The nifty doorstep in the entrance to the box ensures that the eggs and chicks remain safely inside. Manufactured from a low-density polyethylene, it is ultraviolet (UV) stabilised to ensure durability in South African weather and has an eight-year warranty.

In built-up areas, the owl box should be erected against the south facing or southeast facing side of buildings, preferably under the overhang of the roof. The opening should not face into the sun, preferably in any other direction with the two, more shade better.  The large ventilation holes under the roof allow a breeze to discourage the nesting of bees.


For more information, go to JoJo Tanks, or contact Pieter du Plessis on 012 802 1214/5 or via email. You can also find JoJo Tanks on Twitter and on Facebook. Each owl box costs R597.

Coming soon – a JoJo Owl Box giveaway!

Keep checking this site as over the next few weeks we’ll be giving away one JoJo Owl Box.


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  • Tracey

    It looks gorgeous! And cosy and inviting!!

    April 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm Reply
  • Kate Kearney

    Awesome! I’m looking to get an owl box – will investigate this option for sure.

    April 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm Reply
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