WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, MARCH 4: OWLS
Profile America -- Friday, March 4th. A festival gets under way today in Houston, Minnesota, that is literally a hoot -- it's the annual International Festival of Owls. The whole thing got started with the discovery of a great horned owl chick that had fallen out of its nest and permanently damaged a wing. Rescued and named "Alice," the owl is the guest of honor each year at the festival, which features storytelling and face painting for youngsters, and a hooting contest, as well as serious presentations and field trips. There is also a hall of fame and a banquet. Each year in the U.S., more than 71 million people enjoy observing wildlife, with some 56 million feeding wildlife in or near their yards. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 158
Statistics Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1255
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau