“A book to satisfy your curiosity about the most mysterious of all birds. Few people ever see an owl launch itself into flight with only a whisper of feathers, or perch, gazing steady-eyed into the dark. Yet the owl’s silence and mastery of the night sky has made it both feared and revered the world over.
IN FOLKLORE...American Indians believed owls to be messengers of death and used owl feathers in their rituals. Medieval Englishmen were advised to gulp raw owl eggs to cure alcoholism. Author Holmgren retells the ancient stories, describing occult medicines and old rituals involving owls.
IN NATURAL HISTORY...Owls are so secretive that most birders rarely catch a glimpse of them silently hunting at night. Holmgren offers expert tips on how to find the elusive birds. Owls also includes a complete list of North American species with field descriptions and range maps, along with antique illustrations.” (back copy)
- Title: Owls in Folklore and Natural History
- Author: Virginia C. Holmgren
- Publisher: Capra Press
- Place: Santa Barbara
- Year: 1988
- Length: 175pp
- Dimensions: 25” x 8.5” x 0.5”
- Condition: Softcover and in very good condition. The cover has minimal wear and the spine is uncreased, No pages are missing. The pages are clean—no folds, tears, or extraneous marks. There is a small amount of soiling to the edge of the text block.