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Kentucky Color: Look at your Homeplace

From Billy Joe Fudge

Homeplace on Green River is proudly hosting a pair of nesting Barn Owls. You can read more in a recent blog post from HGR about the report from KY Fish and Wildlife that shows the population of Barn Owls in Kentucky on the rise.

Lyn Stanton, Program Director at Homeplace on Green River, says, "In the report, there is a picture of a nesting box in a silo. I think it's from our silo," and she's waiting for confirmation.

While Barn Owls are found worldwide, the species has seen declines in parts of their range due to habitat loss. Kate Slankard, Avian Biologist with the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said, "Your continued support of the barn owl program is very much appreciated. Due to this species' status, the contribution made by providing a single safe nesting site for a pair of barn owls is significant."

Homeplace on Green River is a joint effort of Adair, Green and Taylor counties. Located in Taylor County, the 227-acre farm is being restored as a permanent reminder for all ages of the role agriculture plays in our lives. Since January 2016, hundreds of students from all three counties as well as from Lindsey Wilson College have used Homeplace as Kentucky's Outdoor Classroom. To help support all the great things HGR is doing, visit

This story was posted on 2023-06-18 08:53:09
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Barn Owls making a home at HGR

2023-06-18 - Taylor Co., KY - Photo by Lyn Stanton.
Homeplace on Green River is proudly hosting a pair of nesting Barn Owls. The photo above was taken a few months ago when the owls found their way into one of the events barns at HGR.

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