On 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/