We are where the wild still roam,

like big cats and gators that wander alone,

and small cats and owls that look for a home,

yes, this is where the wild still roam –

West of Westlake.

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About Us

We are located in a rare area of Palm Beach County – west of Florida’s newest city (in 2017), Westlake. Five acres per lot is the least you can come by out here. Many are ten or twenty, and many are many more.

Life out here has it’s pros and cons. One of my favorite pros has always been the abundance of wildlife. However, lately it has gotten out of control.

The huge Minto development to our east – the City of Westlake – has been steadily building and is due to have a massive amount of residential and commercial development. All of this construction, along with Arden directly to our south, has been driving more and more wildlife our way, west of Westlake.

Also slated for development (by GL Homes, the last we heard) is the smaller tract of farmland that lies in between Westlake and the remaining private streets to the west, but right now, we believe it is the Westlake project making the most impact. Hence the name West of Westlake. Plus, it just sounds better than West of GL Homes or North of Arden, which technically, we are, as well as east of the L-8 or south of the old Santa Rosa Groves.

We, the makers of this website, can’t help but wonder, what will happen to all the wildlife being forced from their homes? Some people just don’t care and maybe you feel that way too. Maybe you are only here to see cute cat videos or something. That’s cool, and that link is right here: (coming soon). For the rest of you, please keep reading to find out if you would be interested in building an owl box and housing a family of owls.

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Our Mission

True, owls naturally nest in trees and barns, however, it is not ideal for us humans to have them too close. The Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (SCVAS) has some good information regarding owls, their nesting habits and how humans can help or hurt. Someday, we hope to be able to point you to our blog for this information. Until then, you can get it from their site. Click on this link or go directly to the following site to see the publication.

http://www.scvas.org/pdf/cbrp/BuildingBarnOwlBoxes.pdf .

This .pdf has some great information on the barn owl, including breeding cycles and life style, with a few pictures, too. This is also where we found the specifications for a barn owl box. Everything you need to know on how to build it so that predators are not likely to get in, but if they do, the owl will be in the offensive position and not the defensive, is on this site. The SCVAS also provides further resources in this publication for those interested in going a step further in their research.

We invite anyone who would like to share their knowledge or opinions on these matters, in addition to any experience one may have, to do so on our Facebook page. Look for the link below or search for @LoxahootLife.

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