Dr. Geoff Holroyd was the first presenter at EBF’s 2018 Adult Speaker Series. The very informative evening was spent hearing about the long term research on Tree Swallow reproduction documented at the Beaverhill Bird Observatory, Canada’s second oldest bird banding station, where Dr. Holroyd was a founding member and continues his commitment as the current Chair. Beaverhill Bird Observatory offers the Geoff Holroyd Young Ornithologists’ week-long natural history camp for youth aged 15-18 who are keen to delve into experiencing life as a biologist.
We are pleased to post another oral history video. This one is with JY Vanier, Dow Site Leader. Dow provided funding for us to collect and share our oral history. HERE
EBF SPEAKER SERIES
We are pleased to introduce our Speakers Series. These presentations are more adult oriented and cover topics related to local fauna. They run from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, are free and open to everyone.
Saturday, June 16: Dr Geoff Holroyd, Tree Swallow Migration
Saturday, August 11: Dr Ken Fry: The Sex Life of Garden Bugs
FAMILY NATURE NIGHTS
We will be hosting our next Family Nature Nights on Saturday, July 7th and Saturday, August 18th. Scientists will be on site to inform us and to answer nature-related questions. There will also be crafts and other activities. These events run from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM and are designed to engage the whole family in learning about nature. Family Nature Nights are free and open to everyone.
Saturday, July 7th - Bird Migration
Saturday, August 18th Bats
Ellis Bird Farm hosted its first-ever Family Nature Night on June 9th. The event, which featured owls, was enjoyed by over 40 people. Thanks to Tim Showalter, Claudia Lipski and Mateya Bluett for leading the program.
We will have more Family Nature Nights coming up - check the website for details!
Parkland Garden Centre's Judy Reeds delivered a well-received Hummingbird Planter workshop on Saturday June 9th. Participants learned about which plants attract hummingbirds and were given guidance about how to design and plant an attractive container. Participants left with their own beautiful planters.
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.
EBF Wish List
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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