Snowy Owls


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Snowy Owl – Photo by Skyler Ewing on

Snowy Owls

Did you know that Snowy Owls are usually awake during the day and spend a lot of their time on the ground? They can be found in both the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, mostly during the winter months. They breed in the arctic in the summer.

Male Snowy Owls tend to be whiter than their female and juvenile counterparts who are often flecked with brown and black markings.

Snowy Owls typically prey on birds, fish, and small mammals including rodents such as lemmings and mice.

The scientific name for the Snowy Owl is Bubo Scandiacus.

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