Interview with Myrna Pearman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhUfSmu8TI8&feature=youtu.be
I am humbled and honoured to have been recently accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. The ceremony was held in Ottawa earlier this week.
How inspiring it was to be in the company of so many exemplary Canadians who also received fellowships, received medals, and who spoke at the evening gala (Dr. Roberta Bondar, Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, Rt. Hon. David Johnson to name a few)! A big thank you to Carol Patterson for the nomination. Carol has been a wonderful personal mentor and Ellis Bird Farm supporter over the years.
The experience was extra special because it was shared with a great personal friend and another Ellis Bird Farm champion (and founding board chairman), Morris Flewwelling. What a treat it was to also be in the company of Dr. Dee (who was also inducted) and Brian Keating (we are pictured here with Anne Innis Dogg, the "Jane Goodall of Giraffes").
We live in troubled times, but there are so many talented and dedicated men and women across this great land who are working tirelessly on behalf of this beautiful country (and planet). My thanks to them!
Founding EBF Chair, Morris Flewwelling, and EBF Biologist, Myrna Pearman, were both recently accepted as Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Each year, the RCGS awards fellowships as well as medals to meritorious Canadians during a ceremony in Ottawa.
Ellis Bird Farm is working to enhance the biodiversity of the habitat areas on the farm. We have engaged consultants to assist us in this process, which involves looking at the various management areas and examining various options. Board member Tony Blake is taking the lead on this initiative.
Since we cleaned up all the EBF gardens this fall, we thought we'd supplement the diet of our resident snowshoe hares with a few pellets. The deer scarfed all the outside offerings so we decided to place a little pellet pile inside the Grain Elevator (the hares love being in this old building) and use a trail cam to see which creatures availed themselves of the treats. So far, we've recorded the hares, flying squirrels, red squirrels and so many adorable little deer mice. Rather than eating the food, it appears that they just pack it all away. So industrious!
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
We celebrate the contributions cats and birds make to our lives, our environment, and our communities, and invite Canadians to consider what they can do to make Canada a safer place for both cats and birds. Here.