Madeline Smith, age 8, and her mother, Chrissy Smith, spotted an owl in their backyard this spring. Madeline was fascinated by the wild visitor and wanted to learn more. She decided to have an owl themed birthday party, complete with Chewonki’s Owls of Maine presentation for all her family and friends in attendance.
On top of bringing three of Chewonki’s nonreleasable owl ambassadors to her party, Madeline elected for her friends and family to make a donation to Chewonki in lieu of birthday gifts. She also emptied her piggy bank to contribute towards the donation.
It takes a special person to make such a unique and generous birthday request. We are so thankful to Madeline for her thoughtful contribution. We wish her a happy birthday and for more owl sightings in the coming years!
If you’re interested in having one of Chewonki’s Traveling Natural History Programs at your birthday party, please visit our website to schedule a presentation.