After The Oil Spill: 11-Year-Old Draws Birds For Recovery Efforts
“I just wanted to help out,” Olivia Bouler said. “So I came up with this idea.”
Olivia, an 11-year-old Long Island native, spent a lot of time near the Gulf growing up, watching birds near her grandparents’ home in Alabama. Although both of her parents share an interest in environmental issues–her dad works as a green architect–Olivia’s fascination with birds stems from within.
“I just always loved watching them,” Olivia said. Some of her favorites include the Great Blue Heron and the Red-tailed Hawk. “I also love Blue Jays and Cardinals, the birds I see near my house in Long Island.”