It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved peacock, Percy, passed away during the winter.
Percy made Filoli his home over 10 years ago after leaving the watershed property north of Filoli in search of a new mate. While he never found a lifelong partner, Percy inspired quite a following among visitors, volunteers, and staff. He was an iconic part of Filoli during his time here, posing for thousands of guests and pictures every year.
While it was not uncommon for Percy to wander during the winter season, his absence this year is long enough for us to be certain that he is lost. Our staff spent these last several months searching but have now decided it is time to close this chapter for Filoli. We know that he lived a long and happy life here in the gardens at Filoli. We will all remember him affectionately for many years to come.
The "Live Wild and Free Fund" honors Percy and the ephemeral beauty he brought to Filoli. Donations will go toward installing a memorial plaque in the Visitor Center and our nature-based programs.
Thank you for your thoughts and support during this very sad time.