The owls, between myths and realities
Depending on the times or countries, owls have aroused antagonistic emotions. In Greek mythology, the owl is associated with the goddess Athena and evokes wisdom and clairvoyance. Later in Europe, or even today in some countries, owls inspired fear. But who are they really? A team of researchers from the University of Lausanne has been studying the Barn Owl for about twenty years. Studies on this owl have shown extraordinary social behaviour and exceptional abilities.
Discover the fascinating life of these owls through a small exhibition at the Château, and more in depth, with the team of researchers, on the following dates:
- Sunday 09 August
- Monday 21st September
- Sunday October 11th
- Sunday 25 October