Meet The SNC Owls

Meet the Stage Nature Center Owls

Learn More about Arguile

Arguile is the older of our two Barred Owls. He has an injury to his right foot which causes it to twist inward. He is welcoming to his handlers and observes people very intensely.

Learn more about Autumn

Autumn is a Great Horned Owl who is the oldest of all of our owls. She isn't as friendly as some of the others, but she certainly is one that is interesting to watch.

Learn More About Mortimer

Mortimer is a Screech-Owl who has an injury to his left eye which you can sometimes see.

Learn More about Rito

Rito is a Screech-owl and lives with Mortimer. Rito isn't as comfortable with people as the other owls because he is new to captivity.

Learn More About Sam

Sam is a Barred Owl and is one of our more talkative owls. She often calls out to people who say her name. Sam is the most comfortable around people.

Meet Christina Funk

Christina is the Assistant Naturalist and owl handler at the Stage Nature Center. Christina was instrumental in bringing the owls to the SNC after the closure of the Organization for Bat Conservation, where the owls resided before they came to the nature center.

Fundraising efforts for the SNC Owls are underway

Although we are getting closer to our goal of raising $20,000 for the owls, we still need donations for our "Owl Fund" to ensure that we can move forward with our plans to construct a permanent "owl house" without any worry of financially falling short.

The Stage Nature Center has a goal of raising $10,000 for the "Owl Fund" and a portion of the fund will go towards the construction of the permenant owl house, and the rest will go towards the long term care of the owls.

Boy Scout Wyatt Lucas also has a goal of raising $10,000 for the "Owl Fund". He has hosted three bottle and can drives (the next is scheduled for July 7th), has been selling Owl t-Shirts and has set up an online fundraiser on Facebook called "Wyatt's Fundraiser for Stage Nature Center" which will accept donations online until June 20th. After that date, Wyatt will still accept donations for his fundraiser but it will not be reflected on his fundraising page. 100% of funds collected from Wyatt's fundraising efforts will go towards the construction of the permanent owl house at the nature center.

Our overall goal is to raise at least $20,000. Between the efforts by Stage Nature Center and Wyatt Lucas, we believe we can reach this goal with your help. Below are all the ways you can contribute to our "Owl Fund", every dollar helps

Owl Events & fundraisers

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PHOTO JOURNAL | Meet the owls - April 29th

We had a great time at the "Meet the Owls" program and had a very strong turn out! We look forward to hosting another program soon, stay tuned as we work out the details!

  • Hello Arnie Braver!
  • Some of the auction items that were on display.
  • One of the silent auction items that was up for grabs.
  • The owl quilt that is still available for auction!
  • Refreshments before the program began.
  • Owl fundraiser collection jar.
  • Owl T-shirts that Wyatt Lucas is selling as part of his fundraiser.
  • Wyatt and Scott Lucas selling T-shirts and taking donations for his fundraiser.
  • Owl fans during session 1
  • Owl fans during session 1
  • Christina Funk explains the interesting facts about Barred Owls
  • Christina Funk explains the interesting facts about Barred Owls
  • Christina Funk with Arguile, the Barred Owl
  • Autumn the Great Horned Owl is leery of her onlookers.
  • Autumn the Great Horned Owl is leery of her onlookers.
  • Autumn the Great Horned Owl and handler Christina Funk.
  • Autumn the Great Horned Owl checking out the audience.
  • Autumn the Great Horned Owl and handler Christina Funk.
  • Everyone who attended were fascinated by the owls!
  • Mortimer the Screech-Owl
  • Mortimer the Screech-Owl
  • Mortimer the Screech-Owl
  • Rito the Screech-Owl
  • Rito the Screech-Owl
  • Rito the Screech-Owl
  • Sam the Barred Owl
  • Sam the Barred Owl
  • Sam the Barred Owl
  • Lindsay Miller attended the first "Meet the Owls" Session and is obviously "Team Mortimer"
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Sponsorship opportunities

Premier Sponsorship

Sponsorship:  $1,000

Includes the following:

Private “Meet the Owls” Tour for up to five (5) guests

Certificate of support + 8x11 owl profile

Large owl plush 

National Geographic Owl Book

Gold Sponsorship

Sponsorship: $500

Includes the following:

Certificate of support + 5x7 owl profile

Small owl plush

National Geographic Owl Book

Silver Sponsorship

Sponsorship: $250

Includes the following:

Certificate of support + 5x7 owl profile

Owl Finger puppet

National Geographic Owl Book

Bronze Sponsorship

Bronze Supporter: $100

Certificate of support + 5x7 owl profile

National Geographic Owl Book