Potter the Burrowing Owl

DSC_5002On Wednesday May 29th, we were incredibly fortunate to host a visit from Lori Johnson from the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre in Moose Jaw and her beautiful bird named Potter. Four classes from Saskatoon Schools and one group from a daycare were able to meet the owl and be involved in the presentation. As well, many people dropped by over the noon hour to see and learn about this charming endangered species.

Potter is two years old, and was raised by Lori. They have been together 24 hours a day since Potter was just days old.

There are a number of factors that contribute to the declining population of the Burrowing Owl and much work is needed to help protect this lovely creature. To learn more and find out what you can do to contribute, visit the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre either in person in Moose Jaw or online at http://www.skburrowingowl.ca/

About Prairie Habitat Garden

Our Prairie Habitat Garden is an innovative plan that will contribute to the University of Saskatchewan's historical campus by transforming the close proximity to the Education College building from an underused and deteriorating asset to a thriving environmentally based teaching resource. This project ensures the ecological integrity of our natural and working lands while providing an exceptional educational opportunity for pre-service teachers, teachers, schools, and the general public to learn about preserving and recreating natural ecosystems. Concurrent with the building of this garden, local elementary and high schools will build prairie habitat gardens on their schools' properties. These natural habitat gardens should inspire visitors to create their own habitat gardens.
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