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Owl perceptions

November 3, 2012
By Katie Finch , The Post-Journal

Owls have long been recognized in folklore, for better or worse. Depending on the culture, its values and their connection to nature, owls symbolized different, often conflicting concepts. The most common perception of owls is that they are wise. I remember a rhyme from summer camp, whose author I can't find. "A wise old owl sat in an oak. The more he saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can't we be like that wise old bird?"

 
 

 

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