Whoooo's your favorite owl?
There are many such birds of prey throughout children's literature and pop culture, and several of them made quite the impression on me when I was young.
The first that comes to mind, since I was an overly-sensitive child, was "X" the owl from the PBS show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Do you remember what a mean know-it-all that owl was?! Every time he made an appearance I ran, terrified, to wherever my mom was in the house and stayed there for the rest of the show.
A decidedly more whimsical yet also very wise owl is A. A. Milne's character Owl who, as you may recall, was grand enough to have a very fine house with his name, “Wol,” on a sign on his door.
And let's not forget that if you need to know important things, like how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop, you can just ask an owl. Boom. Answers.
Owls are often developed as wise or all-knowing characters, but do they really have all that wisdom going on? If you and your preschoolers are signed up for our Friday, December 16th Hands-on-Habitat event here at Fontenelle Forest, you'll find out how big (or small) an owl's brain actually is. You'll even go on a Hole Hunt and meet a live owl up close! You and your kiddos won't want to miss out on this or future events, so register now!