Their "ears" are only tufts of feathers while their true ears are hidden by feathers on the sides of their heads. Like other owls they are a night predator. They are a medium sized owl, much smaller than a Great Horned Owl but bigger than a Screech Owl.
Long-eared owl is included in John James Audubon's Birds of America.
This bird is used in education programs of the Lake Milton Raptor Center. They were in Kalamazoo this weekend for an event at Wedel's Garden Center.