Ellis Bird Farm board and staff are busy preparing for the upcoming season. Thanks to a very generous donation from the Twilight Homes Foundation, we will be able to complete two new infrastructure projects -- a paved wheelchair path linking the Visitor Centre and Cafe as well as a new deck. Meetings have been underway to finalize the details.
Thanks to a donation from the Red Deer Kiwanis Club, we will be showcasing the history of Ellis Bird Farm on a new timeline display. Here Ron Biel and Shalynn Westervelt put the finishing touches on the display panels.
Thanks to the Wild Bird Store, Calgary, for a very successful book signing on Saturday! We appreciate their ongoing support of Ellis Bird Farm!
Myrna will be giving a presentation entitled Beauty Everywhere at the Rimbey Library on Friday, January 20th, at 7:00 PM. The talk will highlight some of the nature experiences and photography that are included in her new book (Beauty Everywhere), a compilation of five years of nature essays published in the Red Deer Advocate. The talk, hosted by the Rimbey Library, is free and refreshments will be served.
She will also be giving a backyard bird feeding talk at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 21 at Parkland Garden Centre in Red Deer.
Claudia and Myrna have been busy filling book orders - books sales spiked after Brian Keating's CBC interview!
Our Homestretch naturalist Brian Keating is back with a book that he thinks we should all be reading, or perhaps be giving as a Christmas gift.
Listen to this episode on CBC radio show here.
Red Deer Advocate wrote a nice front page article on Myrna.
Read it here.
A big thank you to all who came out yesterday to support my book launch! Over 60 people attended and Kerry Wood Nature Centre sold a record number of books!
I was very pleased that Fred Schutz could attend. Fred has been a life-long friend and mentor who instilled in me my great love of nature. The book is dedicated to him. Fred also has a new book out - at age 96! He is shown here signing one of his previous books for Jim Potter. The Beauty Everywhere cover photograph is of a Saw-whet Owl taken on Jim and Bonnie's beautiful property near Delburne. Many other pictures in the book were also taken at "Potter's Paradise." I am truly grateful to everyone who helped make this book possible!
Myrna Pearman's new book, Beauty Everywhere: Photo Essays by Myrna Pearman is out! This book, a compilation of five years of her Red Deer Advocate monthly photo essays (2010-2015), has arrived just in time for Christmas.
Purchase it here in our EBF bookstore.
It is also available through Myrna Pearman's official website here.
Also at the following retailers:
Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Red Deer
Hannas Seeds, Lacombe
Alix Home Hardware, Alix
Parkland Garden Centre, Red Deer
Peavey Mart stores
Wildbird General Store, Edmonton
Wild Bird Store, Calgary
Myrna will be holding an official book launch at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Sunday December 4th. Refreshments will be served.
Ellis Bird Farm
When purchasing from our online bookstore, Myrna will be happy to "sign" any of her books for you.
All proceeds from the sales of these books support the education, conservation, and research programs of Ellis Bird Farm.
· Household brooms
· Yarn and plastic lacing cord
· Umbrellas to loan out to visitors on rainy days
· Wooden or nature-based plastic beads for our school and day camp programs
· Old fashioned one-speed bike (to keep the farmstead theme of EBF). This would be used for staff to open and close the gate and other errands around the site.
· Leaf blowers
· Bistro sets (small table, two chairs
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