Posted on December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
The owl brings wisdom and cleverness.
"The Owl... Perched in the tree tops, nothing escapes the owl's watchful eye.
Very concentrated, yet modest, the owl is a symbol of cleverness and wisdom.
'The wise old owl' ... an owl ornament on your Christmas tree is thought to help give you wisdom
and strength for the challenges that lie ahead in the new year." - Inge-Glas
All birds and all owls are a most welcome addition to our Christmas trees - the bird is the number one collectible figural ornament - yet, the Snowy Old is simply said a wondrous winter creature.
The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has gathered most informative facts for the Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). Paintings of Snowy Owls have been found in European caves dating back 30,000 years. A bird of prey, they were once placed in their own genus, but new genetic analysis revealed that they are closely related to the Bubo genus. According to Wikipedia: "The American (North and South America) horned owls and the Old World eagle-owls make up the genus Bubo, at least as traditionally described." They are active both during the day and at night - unlike most other owls who are nocturnal. They eat about 3 to 5 lemmings each day. In their first year of life they have more grey and brown flecking on their back, breast, and head. They molt over time into a white plummage.
And, of course, they have become a part of the popular culture because of the Harry Potter books: "Owls are magical creatures most often used for delivering post and parcels in the wizarding world. They are known for their speed and discretion and can find recipients without an address."
This little creature, Little Who, is a perfect addition for your Christmas traditions.