Ellis Bird Farm opened for the season with cake! Donors and supporters of Backyard Bird Feeding: An Alberta Guide joined the EBF team to help celebrate the amazing success of the book, which has sold 5,000 copies in 5 months.
A special thank you to Peavey Industries, The Wildbird General Store (Edmonton), the Wild Bird Store (Calgary), Chin Ridge Seeds and private donors (Walter and Betty Lindley, Evelyn Jensen and GM Will Consulting) for their support. All profits from the sale of the book - now in reprint - support the education programs of EBF
Calgary: The first red-breasted nuthatch baby was born at 1130am! It's currently cold and snowing...
Check it out!!!
Our new Ellis Cafe Chef, Matt Burton, chatted with EBF board members and staff after serving a seven-course "trial run" lunch last week. The votes are in - the food is delicious! Matt and his wife, Jenith, are looking forward to running the Cafe this season! Check out the website for the new menu!
Ellis Bird Farm's Cynthia Pohl and Myrna Pearman were recently interviewed by Rebel Sky Media, a Winnipeg-based video production company. The company is traveling across Western Canada interviewing people and organizations that are involved in protecting pollinators.
A recent post by travel blogger, Leigh McAdam-Ellis Bird Farm: One of the best day trips from Calgary & Edmonton
Enjoy Leigh McAdam's article here
Here’s a small taste of what you can see on a visit to the Ellis Bird Farm Property
Leigh McAdam is the founder and main voice behind HikeBikeTravel. She long ago abandoned a career as a geologist, dietitian and hands-on owner of a successful small business to follow her passion for travel, adventure and the outdoors.
On a sad note, the EBF beavers have disappeared. They disappeared shortly before freeze up last fall, so we are not sure what happened to them.
With the beavers gone, we cleared part of one lodge off the wheelchair path so that the path will again be accessible, while still allowing visitors the opportunity to see these creatures' amazing handiwork.
Thanks to everyone who helped on this project.
If you’re curious about how beavers build their lodges, check out this video on YouTube.
Check out our Video Gallery for recordings of the beavers captured on Ustream.
Ellis Bird Farm
Video Stories here
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.
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Ellis Bird Farm
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Hours of Operation
Monday, May 18 - Monday Sept 7
Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holiday Mondays 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Please note that Ellis Bird Farm is closed on most Mondays