Ginger was selected as the name for the newest Anita Purves Nature Center owl. The name was selected from among 270 different choices. Thanks to all who offered their ideas.
She joins her two screech owl counterparts in the field station, and is among the education animals that will travel to classrooms, scout meetings, nursing care facilities and many more community locations to help educate the public about owls in Illinois.
While all three owls can fly, limited vision prevents them from hunting and remaining safe from predators. Each lost an eye under different circumstances.
Come visit Ginger, Owly and Quasi during Anita Purves Nature Center public hours: Monday-Friday 8 to 5, Saturday 9 to 4.