24 Aug '11, 3pm

5 Wineries that use Sheep, Goats, Owls, Bats and Falcons:

5 Wineries that use Sheep, Goats, Owls, Bats and Falcons:

near Oliver, B.C. has more than 100 bluebird boxes and bat nursery boxes to entice insect-eating wildlife to ‘stay awhile and dine in the vineyards.’ The winery name, however, is an homage rather than a sign of a pest management strategy. Proprietors Jim and Midge Wyse chose the winery name when they learned that Burrowing Owls may have lived in the area at one time, but have since become an endangered species. Winery patrons donate $2 for each tasting and the proceeds are given to the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC and to the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls . Who knows, maybe some day the Burrowing Owl will come back and repay the Wyses with some old fashioned pest management work.

Full article: http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/08/24/4-wineries-that-use-...

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