Posts in Prairie
Wholly MOSES!

Prairie Sky Sanctuary is a member of The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), a nonprofit organization based in Spring Valley, Wis. MOSES promotes organic and sustainable agriculture by providing the education, resources and expertise farmers need to succeed. Because pollinators are very sensitive to pesticides, their efforts are critical to the life and restoration of their habitat and the entire Pine-Oak Savanna ecosystem.

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PrairieNicole Porter
Coo coo ca choo. The Barred Owl.

Barred owls, Strix varia, are a treat to see because they spend most of their lives hidden from view in deep shadowy forests. Although we seldom see them, we hear them often. Barreds are fairly vocal with a repertoire of barks, and hoots that penetrate the darkness. Their most familiar call is a low, mournful rhythmic eight-hoot often transcribed as "Who cooks for you?

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