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Owls of Michigan

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<ul><li> 1. http://wwwcdn.net/ev/assets/i mages/vectors/afbig/040be865 bc745607093acde0aa760531- great-owl-clip-art.jpgWHOs in Your Backyard?Owls of Michigan By: Chantell Graves</li></ul> <p> 2. The Barn Owl White/ light brown withheart shape face Mates for life Lays 4-6 eggs everymating season This owl is also knownas the ChurchOwl, Golden Owl, orStone Owl http://zoo.pgh.pa.us/media/Animal_Images/Barn_Owl/barn_owl.jpg 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. 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. 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. The Eastern Screech Owl A slightly small breed ofowl Rusty colored Found in the lowerpeninsula year-roundhttp://www.houstonaudubon.org/html/ScrOwlAMmed.jpg 7. Fun FactThe Eastern Screech Owl has bright yellow eyes!http://www.flickr.com/photos/bovinacowboy/3305460079/ 8. The Great Horned Owl A common owl in NorthAmerica Distinctive feature is itsear tufts (horns) One of few owl specieswho cant turn theirheads 360o 9. Fun FactThe Great Horned Owl can sense a mouse under afoot of snow!http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_E1IrHtpxSuM/TPduiouT29I/AAAAAAAAArk/jcsOBWotZ9M/s1600/BSPFieldMouseSnow.jpg 10. What do they all have in common? Owls have a very keen sense of sight andhearing. Owls feed on insects, rodents, small birds, orsmall mammals. Owls are mostly nocturnal, which means theyare active at night.http://www.wpclipart.com/space/moon/full_moon_2.png.html 11. Source All information found in this presentationcomes from:Campus.albion.edu/michiganalive/2011/05/02/owls-of-michigan/ 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 ofsnow? Great Horned Owl Which owl is quite small? Eastern Screech Owl Which owl is also known as the Hoot Owl?Barred Owl</p>