How do owls hear?

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Teresa Rody (right), interpretive naturalist at Salamonie Reservoir, explains how owls hear during a preschool program on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Izzy Harlan (front left) touches the feathers on top of this Great Horned Owl, as her mother, Erin Harlan, looks on. By examining the owl, Izzy learned that the owl's ears are not located on top of the head, but rather on each side.