Above, Jen Picker, educator with Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL), shows barn owl Alba to a group of Yarrow elementary students and visitors at the Yarrow Library on Wednesday.
Alba was brought to OWL three years ago after falling out of her nest as a baby and breaking her right wing. Her wing never healed properly, and is unable to fly.
Barn owls have fewer feathers and less body fat than other owls, so they have to live in enclosed areas. They are currently on the threatened list.
Since 1982, more than 5,800 birds have been rehabilitated at OWL. The non-profit organization has been in operation for 40 years.
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