Charlie and Winnie's Backyard: Nature Stories from Ellis Bird Farm
New! We are pleased to launch a new series entitled Charlie and Winnie's Backyard: Nature Stories from Ellis Bird Farm. Though video clips, photos, songs and more, we will share the wonders of nature and give updates about what is happening at the farm. While we aren't yet open to the public, we want to make sure that we can continue to inform and inspire.
May 28, 2020 - Owlet REACTS to us PASSING BY the woodpile.
Shaye, Linda, and I had an unreal experience with one of the owlets today, I was able to get a video! - Mateya
Fostering Walter - April 16, 2020
April 16, 2020 -Ellie and Albert will have another baby added to their family tomorrow! The Medicine River Wildlife Centre has an abandoned owlet that will be fostered to the EBF nest tomorrow morning at 10 AM. The Medicine River Wildlife Centre as well as an owl expert and bander, Rick Morse, will be on hand to orchestrate the big event. Rick will band the foster owlet, then climb the tree, place the foster owlet in the nest, then band the other three owlets.
All went well. Ellie and Albert were concerned, but they didn't attack. The entire process took only about 20 minutes. Ellie was back on the nest shortly after the procedure. The bander left 3 extra squirrels in the nest as a token of our appreciation. A big thanks to bander Rick Morse and Judy Boyd of Medicine River Wildlife Centre for handling all the logistics. We hope to have some video clips and images up soon. In the meantime, here is a pic of the 4 new siblings (taken by the bander at the nest)
Feeder and box kits have finally arrived - May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020 - Kits Have Arrived!
We are pleased to announce that our feeder and box kits have finally arrived! We can now start selling bluebird and chickadee boxes again. Please contact us if you are looking to buy some. Contact
new picnic tables - May 17, 2020
May 17: Mateya Bluett and Shaye Hill get new picnic tables ready for when EBF eventually opens for the season.
setting up a Trail Cam - May 17, 2020
May 17: Kelsey Bourgeois (EBF Research Committee Chair) and Shaye Hill (EBF Research Coordinator) set up an ARU (Autonomous Recording Unit) and Trail Cam in the West Woods!
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