It's that time of year again. A herd of sheep will spend the next three weeks helping with weed control at the Living Prairie Museum.
“Sheep are selective in what they eat and grazing is an effective way to help control weeds in our native tall grass prairie preserve,” said Rodney Penner, City Naturalist.
You herd it here first – Sheep are back at the @LivingPrairie to help with vegetation management. Learn more: https://t.co/kYGa9xH00M— City of Winnipeg (@cityofwinnipeg) July 6, 2023
Des moutons broutent au Musée-nature de la prairie afin de favoriser la gestion de la végétation. https://t.co/mUajUdui4v #Winnipeg pic.twitter.com/C9LzMGyDTH
Penner says they ensure that the grazing is conducted in accordance with the Canadian National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep.
"Visitors are welcome to view grazing activities but are encouraged not to pet, feed, or directly interact with the animals,” Penner explained.
Over 150 species of prairie plants and a great array of prairie wildlife can be found at the Living Prairie Museum.
The museum is located at 2795 Ness Avenue.