This 4-H Owl Club Is A Hoot
April 29, 2020
The 4-H "What a Hoot" Owl Club members are taking part in the Illinois 4-H Nesting Box Challenge that began this winter. The Illinois Raptor Center has asked 4-Hers across the state to build Barred Owl nesting boxes for a state-wide study and youth in Jo Daviess County signed up to be a part of this groundbreaking research.
The Barred Owl is a large owl species that live throughout the state of Illinois. This species is a lowland bottoms area owl that preys upon various rodents, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and small fish. These owls nest in cavities in trees and show a preference for a mor...