Snowy Owls, native to the Arctic and northern Canada, are being seen with more frequency as far south as southern Indiana. A changing climate may be one of the reasons. Wildlife experts observe that as populations increase in the frigid northern climes the owls migrate south seeking food—small rodents small rodents which they find in abundance in the Hoosier State.
A Snowy Owl was observed sitting on an electric pole west of the Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge last month.
~photo by Tracie Kovener