This is the fifteenth blog in a series of owl-focused posts to promote Owl Light, my new YA-friendly collection of stories featuring owls. Each post features a mix of owl art, facts, folklore, quotes, and links to owlish sites. If you’re a fan of owls, or know someone whooo is, follow my blog, buy my book, and be kind to these beautiful birds.
Owl art: One of my owl pen and ink sketches from Owl Light.
Owl fact: “Whitewash” is the polite name for the white, paint-like splashes of owl poop that cover the ground, lower branches, base of a tree, or anything else below an owl roost.
Owl folklore: In the Hindu communities of Bangladesh and the Indian state of Orissa, the goddess Lakshimi is associated with the white owl – which is felt to be as an omen of good luck and prosperity.
Owl quote: “I think I’m a tiny bit like Harry ‘cos I’d like to have an owl. Yeah, that’s the tiny bit, actually.” – Daniel Radcliffe
Owl link: Lots of great owl info at the World Owl Trust site.