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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