Thanks to a population explosion of lemmings in northern Canada this year, Michigan is seeing a lot more snowy owls as they come south for the winter. According to the Detroit Free Press, when the lemming population (yes, those small rodents who do whatever their friends do) increases, snowy owls have more food, so they do more breeding (much like the beer supply and humans). And this year, "There was a major breeding event in northern Canada," said Scott Weidensaul, co-director of the nonprofit organization Project SNOWstorm, which researches snowy owls.

So far, there have been a lot of sightings in the U.P., including right in downtown Marquette. Be on the lookout for them around here. It's a much better game than Pokemon GO.


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