Farewell, Milton!

March 16, 2017 – Thousands of visitors to our Center at Fairfield over the last 15 years met Milton, perched on the gloved hand of one of our animal caretakers. We received this today, from Tricia Kevalis, our education manager and summer camp director:
“It is with great sadness that I am sending you this email. Our beloved Barn Owl, Milton, has died. We brought him to an avian specialist and they did all they could for him; the X-rays showed he had cancer.

“The South Wilton Veterinary hospital said he died very peacefully, which is all we could ask for.

“It is a total loss for Connecticut Audubon. Milton lived a good life here for the last 15 years.

“Milton loved to be with people and educate adults and kids.  He worked hard for us every day. He left his foot print here at the Center at Fairfield  and will always be remembered  in our hearts and by so many of our members and visitors.
“We will miss him very much and there will never be another Milton!!!!!”
Milton and the other birds we use for education at our Center at Fairfield and Center at Glastonbury bring joy to everyone who encounters them.

Your gift will help us feed and shelter them.


One Response to “Farewell, Milton!”

  1. Jerid OConnell says:

    Oh no!!! Milton was the star of all our events at Smith Richardson preserve. Both young and old stopped in their tracks when Milton arrived. Always put a smile on everyones face then…you will be missed my friend 🙁

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