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July 3, 2010 12:24 PM Subscribe
I want to see an owl.
posted by missmary6 to Science & Nature (19 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Not for me, but for my best friend. We live in Western Mass (Pioneer Valley) and I just recently learned that, despite her deep affinity for owls, she's never actually seen one. She blames growing up in an urban area of Florida. I grew up in New Hampshire, but even for me they were a fairly rare sight.
What's the best way to see an owl in the wild? Nighttime, right? In a field? or in the woods? Is there a better time of year? I think even hearing one would be exciting, but seeing one would be incredible.
Also, if any Massachusetts peeps know of a cool place to see owls in captivity that'd be cool, too. I just don't want to take her to a zoo to see a sleeping lump of brown in a corner, you know? Owls are way too awesome for that.