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International Owl Awareness Day is Thursday, Aug. 4, celebrated by the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota with information on how to help owls.

  • Consider leaving dead trees intact if they do not pose a safety hazard. Owls and other species of wildlife use them.
  • Consider having tree work done in the fall to prevent destruction of hidden nests.
  • If you find an injured or young owl, observe it for a few moments before doing anything. If help is needed, call the Raptor Center, 612-624-4745.

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