2009-03-01

MTM: Ellis Bird Farm

Once again I am being very liberal with the definition of "town" in the My Town Monday post. I look at my whole province as my backyard though, so I feel that it is all "my town". To give you an idea how big my back yard is, it is only about 13,000 sq miles smaller than Texas.


The Ellis Bird Farm is located in central Alberta and "is both a working farm as well as a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Mountain Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and other native cavity-nesting birds."




From the gazebo you can see the big barn, or just sit and watch water fowl and provide lunch for the mosquitoes.















Beautifully kept grounds and inviting places to sit and enjoy the summer sun abound - as do bird houses.
















There is an abundance of hiking trails and a paved path for wheelchairs & strollers.






















Everywhere you turn there are bird houses and more beautiful gardens. This is outside the Tea House where you can get refreshments.






















Many beautiful gardens everywhere you go, attract butterflies and hummingbirds.












They have plans on their website for making bird houses and much more information on the types of birds that visit the farm. Please click on the link above. They even have pictures of the birds - something I didn't manage on our trip there ;) I'd love to go back though now with my new camera and see if I do a better job taking photos.


Hope you all enjoyed a little bit of summer. Have a good day.

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18 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Lovely visit to the Bird Farm, Reb. I think I'll add it to my places to visit.

David Cranmer said...

Love the view from the gazebo.

Reb said...

Leah, I am surprised that you haven't been there already. It is very beautiful.

David, thanks. It is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon.

kcinnova said...

"provide lunch for the mosquitoes." LOL

Such a beautiful place! Our bird feeder looks just like that one outside the tea house.
Thanks for the view, Reb!

Travis Erwin said...

Looks like a great place. I love to hear and watch hummingbirds flit around.

Clare2e said...

The pics are beautiful, and Canada looks much warmer in winter than I'd imagined : )

pattinase (abbott) said...

Nothing makes me more excited than seeing a hummingbird in my yard-doesn't happen often.

fiwa said...

Birds and gardens - two of my favorite things. What a beautiful place - thanks for sharing your pictures.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks for this post, sis!

Looks like a lovely place to visit, and this was a lovely taste of summer to whet our appetites!

I'll have to add this to my wish list of things to see.

Reb said...

Kcinnova, it is a beautiful place. Glad you enjoyed.

Travis, they are wonderful to see and rather rare up here.

Clare, you'd be surprised about how warm it can be up here ;)

Patti, they are a rare sight up here too.

Fiwa, me too. Glad to share.

Sis, next time you are down here, we'll have to hook up with Leah and go visit.

debra said...

What a wonderful place! And, look! It's Spring :-)

Reb said...

Oh Debra, if only it was spring!

Jay said...

That's a beautiful place. Looks like a nice place to hang out for an afternoon.

Reb said...

Jay, it certainly is.

Hilary said...

Seems like a great place to visit and you captured it well. Those flowers are so colourful. I've almost forgotten how beautiful summer can be.. sigh!

Reb said...

Thanks Hilary. I would like to see what I can do with the digital camera now.

Barbara Martin said...

Looks like a great places to visit, and it's not far from where my friend, Ken, lives in Bentley.

Reb said...

Barbara, it is lovely there.