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Snowy Owls Visit Iowa

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Snowy Owl

Iowans have been reporting snowy owl sightings across the state this year. In this wildlife day edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by wildlife biologist Jim Pease to talk through the unique characteristics of the snowy owl, and why they are in Iowa.

"It's a common thing that happens with northern critters. It includes everything from snowshoes hares in the boreal forest to snowy owls in the arctic. They go through regular cycles of boom and bust in response to the available food supply."

They also talk about great-horned owls, barred owls, barn owls, and others.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa