Wesley the Owl is the story of a barn owl who, at four days old, is adopted by a biologist from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) due to nerve damage in one wing that would prevent him from being able to survive in the wild. Thus begins an amazing relationship between the biologist and the owl. Because the owl is adopted before it has opened its eyes, the scientists at Caltech inform the biologist (Stacey) that the owl will imprint on her, regarding her as its mother and taking its cues to behavior largely from her. While some of his wild instincts are a natural part of him, things which would normally seem second nature, need to be taught to Wesley, or guided, by Stacey, including flying and eating mice. This is a fun and delightful read that had me smiling or laughing on almost every page. Check catalog for availability.
Submitted by Mary S. at Central