Ellis Bird Farm Blog
A total of 19 delighted owl enthusiasts visited EBF on Wednesday May 20, 2020 to get a private and exclusive viewing of the owl family. Participants were also given the opportunity to have a site tour that highlighted the new projects being undertaken by EBF. A curbside Gift Shop was set up and our Research Coordinator, Shaye Hill, had an interesting owl display set up in the Grain Elevator.
The visitors, who came in two groups (1:00- 3:00 PM/ 4:00 - 6:00 PM) and followed health protocols, were treated to great views of Rose and Fred (who are already out of the nest) as well as Minnie and Walter (who are not yet old enough to branch).
The enthusiastic response to this special event - which was held in partnership with Medicine River Wildlife Centre (MRWC) - was very heartening. We thank all the participants for their generous support. Our thanks to Judy Boyd from MRWC for being on hand to talk about owls and animal fostering.
Former EBF board member, Leo de Groot, kindly videotaped the event and collected short interviews from visitors. These video clips will be posted soon.
Excellent owl images by Lori Kupsch.
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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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