News Presence of researchers working on the Barn Owls at the Castle

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.