Presence of researchers working on the Barn Owls at the Castle - Château de Vullierens

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, and in more depth with the research team on the following dates:

Sunday 26 September 12:00-18:00

Come and discover the life and study of the barn owl with biologists from the University of Lausanne. They will be there to present this bird unknown to the general public.

From 12:00 to 18:00 : Continuous animations

  • Special rally “Habitat of the Barn Owl” in the gardens
  • Learn how to determine the age of an egg
  • Game Myths & Realities on the theme of owls
  • Owl Origami
  • Coloring

At 15:00: In the shoes of field scientists
Day and night, researchers from the University of Lausanne go to meet the Barn Owls in order to study them. To do so, they use a well-equipped car. Come and discover what “filoche” or “chouettomaton” means in their company! They will be there to reveal the secrets of the equipment used to collect all the scientific data necessary to study this owl.

Free, no reservation required.