Every few years, Arctic snowy owls spread their wings and head south for the winter (the phenomenon is called an “irruption”). This time, however, it’s a little different – researchers have suggested that this irruption could be the largest we see in our lifetime!

After a recent sighting in Minneapolis, our very own Lois Norrgard sent in a letter to the editor of her local newspaper (see below).

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If you have experienced a sighting yourself, or have seen an article posted in your local paper, you can help us make the connection between these amazing creatures and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by submitting your own letter to the editor! Just check out the paper’s submission guidelines – and here are a few of the letters published so far: