Ellis Bird Farm Blog
Bug Jamboree, an event that usually occurs in the sweltering heat, fell on a cool day with threatening stormy skies. However, this ever-popular celebration of entomology was once again well attended. John Acorn, the Nature Nut, performed to a packed Visitor Centre; Dr. Ken Frye, Dr. David Lawrie and Dr. Charley Bird were all on hand to offer their expertise and answer questions; the dipping pier was ably supervised by Cheryl Tebby and Alex Lapierre of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute and Rosemarie Ferjuc from the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance. The Ellis Centre was our indoor site for bug-related crafts and several enthusiastic volunteers assisted kids creating a whole variety of creative projects. Finally, our annual Butterfly Count offered up several specimens of local butterflies and moths. We are grateful to our scientists, our volunteers, our staff and all our visitors for making the 2019 Bug Jamboree once again a resounding success, despite the gloomy weather!
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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