Story Time with Mark Lender: Smeagull the Seagull
Smeagull comes to the house near the shore every day and knocks on the sliding glass door. He knocks when he’s hungry, and the people who live there feed him. Smeagull rules the roost! Keeping him fed is an exhausting job, but when Smeagull disappears, it makes clear what an important family member Smeagull has become.
This is a true story. Smeagull is a wild herring gull who does indeed knock at Valerie and Mark’s house every day where he is fed scraps from sustainable seafood. Smeagull the Seagull is the Official Mascot of the Friends of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, that stretches across 70 miles of Connecticut’s coastline.