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Injured Owl at Daggerwing Nature Center Receives a Name
Daggerwing Nature Center’s newest educational animal, an Eastern screech owl, has a name: Shadow. The center ran a naming contest for six weeks, and 193 name suggestions were received. The selected name was submitted by Matthew DeFrain of Boca Raton. He received an original painting of an owl by local artist Paul Cummings, a copy of Sibley’s Owls of North America folding field guide, and a one-on-one encounter with our feathered friend.
Shadow came to Daggerwing from the Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital in March. She had been hit by a car and sustained head injuries that left her blind in the right eye, so she is unable to be released back into the wild. Shadow will remain at Daggerwing, where she will be used to help educate visiting school groups and the public about nature and wild animals.
Shadow can be visited at the nature center during the summer, Tuesday through Friday, from 1-4:30 p.m. She will also be featured in a variety of educational programs.
For more information about Daggerwing Nature Center, please visit our website, or call the nature center at (561) 629-8760.
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