We were pleased that about 20 people braved a chilly morning to come to EBF today to enjoy the Purple Martins. We were grateful to have both Alisha Ritchie, our Research Coordinator, and Del McKinnon of the Purple Martin Conservancy (who has mentored us on our large colony) on hand to share their knowledge and experience with these beloved backyard birds.
The martins are departing earlier than usual this year, but we still have many pairs on the site for visitors to watch and enjoy.
This event will also be held tomorrow and Monday mornings 9 AM - 10 AM. We hope you will join us for coffee, muffins and martin song!
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
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