Cherry Creek Woman To Share Maine Audubon Camp Adventure

As a fairly new retiree, Cherry Creek resident Bonnie Bowen decided to take advantage of as many tempting offers of field trips as she could.

When she read about last summer’s “Joy of Birding” week at National Audubon’s Hog Island Camp in Maine, she knew she had to go.

Bowen will share photos and stories from her unique adventure at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s next First Friday Lunch Bunch at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

The week at Hog Island was an opportunity for campers to hone their birding skills with some of America’s top birders. The list of instructors included Julie Zickefoose, Bill Thompson III, Steve Kress, Scott Weidensaul and Lang Elliot.

Bowen suggests a description for her program could be “Casual birder hobnobs with the experts of the birding world.”

A retired crisis counselor who enjoys hiking and photography, Bowen is a self-proclaimed nature lover and serves on the planning committee for the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage.

Following the program, coffee and tea will be provided for a bring-your-own brown bag lunch. The fee for attending is $7 or $5 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations are not required.

The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

For more information, call 569-2345 or visit