Ellis Bird Farm Blog
Claudia Lipski, Shaye Hill and Lucas Wessner recently tackled the unpleasant job of cleaning out the Purple Martin houses. Purple Martin nests are infested with mites, fleas and blowflies, so precautions (gloves and dust masks) are taken. There are still two active martin nests, which is very late for the season. Once those nests have fledged, we will do the final nestling count. 2019 was not a great year for Purple Martins.
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.