May 2012: Snowy Owl carved from Poplar.
August 2015: Snowy Owl carved from Butternut with an Oak base.
August 2015: Snowy Owl carved from Birch. This carving found a home in France!
July 2012: Pair of Snowy Owls carved from Butternut.
July 2013: Snowy Owl carved from Birch.
September 2013: Snowy Owl carved from Birch.
The regal Snowy Owl is one of the few birds that can get even non-birders to come out for a look. This largest (by weight) North American owl shows up irregularly in winter to hunt in windswept fields or dunes, a pale shape with catlike yellow eyes. They spend summers far north of the Arctic Circle hunting lemmings, ptarmigan, and other prey in 24-hour daylight. In years of lemming population booms they can raise double or triple the usual number of young.