Presence of the owls at the castle

The owls, between myths and realities

Depending on the time of year or country, owls evoke both positive and negative emotions. In Greek mythology, the owl is associated with the goddess Athena and evokes wisdom and foresight. Later in Europe, or now in some countries, the owls are a source of fear. They are considered as fatal birds and sometimes nailed to the doors to ward off the evil eye and protect themselves from witchcraft. But who are they really? A team of researchers from the University of Lausanne has been studying this bird for about 20 years. These studies have shown exceptional social behaviour and fodder.

With its research team, come at Château de Vullierens and discover the exciting life of owls and their relationships with people. They will be present on the following dates :

Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 11am to 4pm with a special animation for children (making origami owl and small games of real or fake on this bird)

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 12pm to 4pm

Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 12pm to 4pm

Quatre chouettes effraie dans les mains de scientifiques.