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In Memory of Lorrie Schumacher of Talons!

Audubon Society of Rhode Island is terribly saddened by the news of Lorrie Schumacher's passing. Her passion for birds of prey had been showcased annually for over 10 years at Audubon’s Raptor Weekend. Her amazing free flight program, Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience, drew large crowds and fans of all ages. Lorrie infused her programs with humor, knowledge and above all, a respect for nature. Our condolences go out to her daughter, Talon Westman, who worked so closely with her mother and also shares Lorrie’s love of the natural world.

As Lorrie wished, we are honored to be one of two organizations selected to receive memorial contributions in her name. Donations may be made to either the Audubon Society of Rhode Island Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI or Audubon Greenwich in Connecticut.

Donations to the Audubon Environmental Education Center may be made online by clicking here.

Or mailed to:
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
c/o Talons
12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917