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Nov 11, 2014

SABC Interview on Township Owl Project

SABC Interview with Jonathan Haw on the Township Owl Project

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Nov 03, 2014

Bats, Batteries and Bowling Green: How Chevy Might Help #SavetheBats

Scared of bats? Fair enough. But did you know just one bat eats up to 5,000 insects a night? More bats equals less mosquitos buzzing around your head. And less pesticides needed on our fruits and veggies to fend off those buggers.

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Oct 29, 2014

South Africans Deploy Owls to Fight Rat Problem in Townships

A young barn owl looks bug-eyed in curiosity as a bird handler readies it for a new life - to be spent hunting the rats that plague South Africa's poor and mostly black urban areas.

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Oct 27, 2014

South Africans Deploy Owls to Fight Rat Problem in Townships

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A young barn owl looks bug-eyed in curiosity as a bird handler readies it for a new life - to be spent hunting the rats that plague South Africa's poor and mostly black urban areas.

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Oct 27, 2014

Bats Are Humans' Best Defense Against Mosquitoes

In Halloween movies, a bat swoops in as the sun goes down, then transforms into a vampire, hungry for your blood. The truth is, in Charleston, it's the mosquitoes that are the most bloodthirsty creature around, and that bat may just be your best defense.

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No Decapitated Owl Found In Alex
Oct 23, 2014

No Decapitated Owl Found In Alex

Jonathan Haw's interview with ANN7 clarifying the fact that there was NO decapitated owl found in Alexandra in October 2014.

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Oct 20, 2014

Library's 'Amazing Bats' Program Helps Dispel Myths

Bat and butterfly expert Jerry Schneider came to the Windsor Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 11, to give an "Amazing Bats" presentation to kids. The northern Vermont naturalist engaged the crowd by asking them what they know about the often-feared creature.

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Oct 20, 2014

Let's Talk About Birds: Barn owl

Ghost Owl, The Frightener, Death Owl and Spirit Owl: the barn owl has earned many spooky nicknames because of its pallid color, monkey-shaped face, habit of occupying old dilapidated buildings, erratic moth-like flight and eerie repertoire of shrieks, hisses, growls and groans.

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Karen Stander
Our box have a spotted eagle owl! We stay on a smallholding in the Chancliff area, Krugersdorp and discovered that our recently serviced owl box, has a long awaited inhabitant! So glad and thankful to have the privilege of sharing our piece of nature with hopefully a breading pair soon! Have to tell you the bats are also happily occupying their box!

Cheryl Siewierski
Brilliant service from hugely knowledgeable installers at our home in Harties this morning. We are thrilled with our new bat and owl boxes and sure the residents of these will be too! Excellent to know that EcoSolutions also monitors numbers and patterns of the owls in perpetuity. Thank you!

Beryl Scott-Payet
Fantastic, thanks to all at Eco Solutions for your support and help with Strix (our injured owl) and the installations of the boxes and houses at Steyn City.

 

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