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Here’s hoping there’s a baby owl in the City of Boston’s Christmas tree

It’s the little things that bring us joy….like finding a baby owl in a Christmas tree.

A tiny owl was found in a Christmas Tree after the Rockefeller Center tree was cut down in upstate New York, then trucked to New York City. A worker discovered the tiny bird, called his wife, who in turn called the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center where “Rockerfeller” the owl is recovering.

According to NBC News, the 75-foot Norway spruce was cut down Thursday in Oneonta, roughly 170 miles north New York City.

What a nice surprise!  Here’s hoping that a baby owl is discovered at the City of Boston tree arrival! An evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at the Boston Common at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

About the City’s Christmas Tree

This year commemorates 103 years of friendship between Nova Scotia and the City of Boston, after Boston provided emergency assistance when Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital, was devastated by a maritime munitions explosion in the harbor in 1917. Boston’s official 2020 Christmas tree is a 45-foot white spruce tree donated by Heather and Tony Sampson of West Bay, Richmond County, Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is dedicating the Tree for Boston to healthcare workers to honor both Boston’s response after the Halifax Explosion and those who are working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nova Scotia is also sending an additional four smaller trees for donation to local charities.

Image via Ravensbeard Wildlife Center on Instagram

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.