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.

View Arguile's fact sheet

  • 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.

View Autumn's fact sheet

  • Learn More About Mortimer

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

View Mortimer's fact sheet

  • 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.

View Rito's fact sheet

  • 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.

View Sam's fact sheet

  • 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.

Donate Today


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 and to financially support the owls long-term. 

The Stage Nature Center has a goal of raising $10,000 for the "Owl Fund". A portion of funds raised will go towards the construction of the permanent "owl house", and the rest will go towards the long-term care of the owls.  We are getting close to reaching this goal, but we are still seeking donors and sponsorships to ensure we can exceed this goal!

Our overall goal is to raise at least $20,000. Between the efforts by Stage Nature Center and Wyatt Lucas, we believe we can not only reach but exceed this goal!  To donate please click the link below:

Sponsorship opportunities

Download Sponsorship Menu

Premier 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: $500

Includes the following:

Certificate of support + 5x7 owl profile

Small owl plush

National Geographic Owl Book

Silver Sponsorship: $250

Includes the following:

Certificate of support + 5x7 owl profile

Owl Finger puppet

National Geographic Owl Book

Bronze Sponsorship: $100

Certificate of support + 5x7 owl profile

National Geographic Owl Book

our generous donors & sponsors 

 Premier level: $1,000 +

  • Elsa-Britt Andersson
  • Virgnia & James Hoffa
  • Kenneth Kiel & The Kiel Family
  • Troy Community Lions Club

Gold  level: $500 +

  • Lisa Andersson-Zetye
  • Ralph Elam
  • Larry Littman
  • Belfor USA Group, Inc.

 Silver level: $250 +

  • Tim Anderson - Automotive Authority
  • Sandra Clark
  • Mary Creager
  • Louise Hitchcock
  • Ryan Jones
  • Michael Persichini
  • Larry Piotrowski
  • Jean Stenger

Bronze level: $100 +

  • Henry and Andrea Allemon
  • Valerie Askew
  • Susan Brown
  • Sandra Carter
  • Mina Cox
  • Donald Dieck
  • Linda Friedman
  • Chris Fontichiaro 
  • Kirk and Nancy Goins 
  • Kathleen Gualtieri
  • Holly Johnson
  • Barry Lake
  • Joseph Lynn 
  • Ronald Martello
  • Kathleen McElligatt 
  • Mary Munger
  • Karen Nolte
  • Nancy Papet
  • Larry Piotrowski
  • Francis Sampson
  • Dennis Schwerzler
  • Nina Sherrerd
  • Al Spirdione
  • Connie White
  • Nancy Youngerman
  • Laura Zimmerman
  • Somerset Collection-Charitable Foundation

Supporter level: Less than $100

  • Barbara Baldinger
  • Hubert Bartz
  • Rosemary Borkowski
  • Michael Brady
  • Arnie D'Amore Braver
  • Hazel Brooks
  • Lori Brown
  • Jennifer Dangremond
  • Ashish Datar
  • Donald Dieck
  • Nancy Dougher
  • Carolyn Falvey
  • Quinn Favret
  • Linda Friedman
  • Eileen Godin
  • Tasha Hanson
  • Ilene Hill
  • Mike Kohn
  • Barbara Layman
  • Frances Loring
  • Verna Meinershagen
  • Jeanette Menig
  • John Middleton
  • Julie Moylan
  • Karen Muszynski
  • E.A. Nicholas
  • Susan Purcell
  • Steve Reidy
  • Anne Rowland
  • Alice Saccone
  • Robin Siegel
  • Elinor Sweet
  • Michael Wilk
  • Lynelle Young
  • Elizabeth Zobl-Tar

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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