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Who’s in your backyard

  1. 1. http://wwwcdn.net/ev/assets/i mages/vectors/afbig/040be865 bc745607093acde0aa760531- great-owl-clip-art.jpgWHO’s in Your Backyard? Owls of Michigan By: Chantell Graves
  2. 2. The Barn Owl• White/ light brown with heart shape face• Mates for life• Lays 4-6 eggs every mating season• This owl is also known as the Church Owl, Golden Owl, or Stone Owl http://zoo.pgh.pa.us/media/Animal_Images/Barn_Owl/barn_owl.jpg
  3. 3. Fun Fact Two adult barn owls with six young can eat over 1,000 rodents during their three- month nesting period!http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/21000/21030/mice_21030_lg.gif
  4. 4. The Barred Owl • Slightly large • Mostly found in northern Michigan and Canada • Light colored face with dark rings • May also be known as the Striped Owl, Wood Owl, or Hoot Owlhttp://aviary.owls.com/uploads/images/barred_owl_Strix-varia.jpg
  5. 5. Fun FactBarred Owls make their homes out ofhollowed cavities in trees! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2YsosFOjLZM/SwVondvGoCI/AAAAAAAAACg/Yqw6fMAzCVE/s1600/group_of_ trees_clip_art_11881.jpg
  6. 6. The Eastern Screech Owl• A slightly small breed of owl• Rusty colored• Found in the lower peninsula year-round http://www.houstonaudubon.org/html/ScrOwlAMmed.jpg
  7. 7. Fun FactThe Eastern Screech Owl has bright yellow eyes! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bovinacowboy/3305460079/
  8. 8. The Great Horned Owl • A common owl in North America • Distinctive feature is it’s ear tufts (“horns”) • One of few owl species who can’t turn their heads 360o
  9. 9. Fun FactThe Great Horned Owl can sense a mouse under afoot of snow! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_E1IrHtpxSuM/TPduiouT29I/AAAAAAAAArk/jcsOBWotZ9M/s1600/BSPFieldMo useSnow.jpg
  10. 10. What do they all have in common?• Owls have a very keen sense of sight and hearing.• Owls feed on insects, rodents, small birds, or small mammals.• Owls are mostly nocturnal, which means they are active at night. http://www.wpclipart.com/space/moon/full_moon_2.png.html
  11. 11. Source• All information found in this presentation comes from:Campus.albion.edu/michiganalive/2011/05/02/owls-of-michigan/
  12. 12. Test Your Knowledge Can you name these owls? Click for answers• Which owl mates for life? Barn Owl• Which owl can sense a mouse under a foot of snow? Great Horned Owl• Which owl is quite small? Eastern Screech Owl• Which owl is also known as the Hoot Owl? Barred Owl

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