We are so proud of our part in 125 Nature Hot Spots of Alberta--it's an amazing undertaking by Leigh and Debbie and we highly recommend it!
125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta is the just-published book by co-authors Debbie Olsen and Leigh McAdam. It is a book welcomed by nature-lovers across province as it highlights a huge cross-section of natural spaces in Alberta, both those that are widely known as well as many unique hidden treasures. Olsen and McAdam put a huge effort into researching for the book, doing the challenging mosquito-swatting navigatory work so that readers don't have to. The book has big glossy photographs and lots of helpful information. Finally, both Olsen and McAdam are old friends and supporters of Ellis Bird Farm and we are so proud that EBF included in the book (you can see the EBF spread on pages 140-143).
Purchase this book at Ellis Bird Farm gift shop or on Amazon.ca here
Interview on CTV CALGARY... A PART OF THE CTV NEWS VIDEO NETWORK here
Debbie Olsen will be onsite to introduce a newly published book which she has co-authored: 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta. She will give a presentation about some lesser-known nature hot spots at 1:00 PM. Copies of the book will be for sale in the Gift Shop and Debbie will be signing books until 3:00 PM.
Hours of Operation for the rest of the season will be:
Tuesday through Sunday11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holiday Mondays 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Admission to EBF by drop-in visitors is by donation.
*Tour groups must book ahead.
Check out our summer Event Calendar
Education Coordinator, Claudia Lipski (left) is busy teaching our new staff about the EBF operation (from right Murdoch McKinnon, Payden Johnson, Mateya Bluett). EBF Education Committee Chair, Maureen Carey (second from left) is joining in on some of the sessions.
Wayne Froese of Top Peg Timber Framing poses with gardeners Sydney Wilson (left) and Cynthia Pohl beside the benches he is creating from the spruces trees along the laneway that blew down last year.
Thanks to a grant from Dow, Ellis Bird Farm has embarked on a very important project documenting the history of both Ellis Bird Farm and the Prentiss site. Many early EBF board members, Prentiss site team leaders, and neighbours of Charlie and Winnie have been interviewed. Todayville of Red Deer has been retained to produce a series of short interview vignettes. The first of many interviews -- with EBF founding chair, Morris Flewwelling -- has now been posted. Stay tuned for future postings!
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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