Snowy owl

Let's see the snowy owl as a harbinger of hope and change our ways before it is too late.

The snowy owls’ breeding grounds are far, far north in the Arctic. Some years, they fly thousands of miles to the south, which ornithologists call irruptions. A year ago, a massive migration wreaked havoc at New York airports — a landscape that mimics the tundra.  The New York Times quoted Chris Wood, a researcher at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology who leads a project tracking sightings, saying the 2013 migration was “unlike anything most of us have seen in our lifetime in the eastern United States.... These snowy owls may well be sharing a message for us about conditions in the Arctic.”

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