Ellis Bird Farm Blog
Our summer student, Shaye Hill, had the exciting opportunity on August 14th to release a young Big Brown Bat into one of the bat houses at EBF. The young bat was born at Medicine River Wildlife Centre (MRWC) to a female (Betty) that had been brought in earlier in the summer with an injury. They were totally surprised when she gave birth to this baby!
We checked the bat box earlier in the day and determined that there were still six Big Brown Bats in it, so the fostered bat was released and we are hoping that it will get the necessary flying and hunting lessons from the other bats.
Judy Boyd, shown here with Shaye after the release, has volunteered to return with Betty to EBF for our Bat Night so folks can see a wild Big Brown Bat up close.
Judy and Betty are two more reasons to come to our Bat Night at Bird Farm this Saturday night! We are charging only $10 a family (prepaid or when registering). Learn about Alberta bats with bat expert, Cory Olson, and do a bat walk with a bat detector to "hear" bats! Pay and register here
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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.