Looking up, we noticed a preponderance of owls around New York City. Given the owl’s mythological and symbolic connection to wisdom, it’s not surprising to find them at the city’s institutions. Below are some notable owls we’ve spotted so far- what other owls can you add to the list?
1. Alma Mater at Columbia University
The Alma Mater in front of Columbia University’s Low Library. Photo by slgckgc on Flickr.
The Alma Mater statue sits imposingly at the foot of Columbia University‘s Low Library. Student legend has it that the first student in each incoming class to spot the owl hiding in the folds of the statue will be the valedictorian of the class.
Hiding in the folds of the Alma Mater’s gown…Photo by slgckgc on Flickr.