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The whistling Bird Language of Kuskoy, Turkey has been recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage. I wonder if whether the villagers utilize any specific bird calls & whether the dialects of local songbirds have been influenced? 🤓

In the NOW
The residents of a remote Turkish village communicate by whistling across the mountaintops. It's mind-blowing.
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2 days ago

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Ummmm, you don’t want to be getting that close!!!

CBC News
This video captured by Kendra Neef shows just how aggresive Elk can be guarding their harems of females at this time of year, with mating season in full swing.

For more safety tips to keep in mind: www.cbc.ca/1.3741621?cmp=FB_Post_News
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3 days ago

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Wow! We’ve heard of million $ purses in Europe, this is something else! Did you know, in addition to the finest selection of wild bird seed, we also source a variety of Baden pigeon seed for our local pigeon fanciers.

Vocativ
The wealthy in China are paying more than $400,000 for racing pigeons
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3 days ago

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Always been a big fan of David Zinn! We all need a little whimsy in our day 🤗

My Modern Met
David Zinn is a self-taught chalk artist who has been transforming the streets of Ann Arbor, MI for the last several years. He draws a delightful cast of characters throughout the city that passersby can't help but smile at.
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“Whoa...STOP. That’s enough peanuts!” said no squirrel ever!

See more funny animal photos: www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/animals-comedy-funny-wildlife-photography/?cmpid=org=n...

PHOTO BY MARY MCGOWAN, CWPA/BARCROFT IMAGES
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Happy Thursday & Welcome to Winter! Having a weird day? Yup, us too, but maybe we should just brush it off! 😆

Check out more strange bird behaviour: www.audubon.org/news/12-fascinating-bird-behaviors-2018-audubon-photography-awards

Yellow-Headed Caracara.
Photo: Paul Ludden/Audubon Photography Awards
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1 week ago

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It’s too early for ❄️! 😭
Time to fill those feeders for our feathered friends!Albertans are spending their last days of summer (yes, it's still technically summer) pulling on boots and gloves.

Up to eight centimetres of snow is expected over the next two days in Edmonton, but other parts of the province are already dusted white.

More: www.cbc.ca/1.4820084
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Love this idea of decorating peanut rings with fresh flowers! These lovely photos were taken by Mel Skladan in Lac La Biche 9/11/18 (shared with permission). Click to see the 2nd blue jay in all his majesty in the comments! ...

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2 weeks ago

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Did you know that Edmonton is the magpie capital?This week’s #FaunaFriday is the Black-billed Magpie, Pica hudsonia! These ordinary birds are beautiful with a long graceful tail like a tropical bird, and pure white and iridescent shiny black feathers. Like other corvids (members of the crow family) magpies are extremely intelligent. They have been known to gather and mourn a death of one of their own. These birds often travel in groups and can be quite noisy! In North America, they are only found in the west. Edmonton has the highest population of magpies in the world, and also has a high population of individuals with unusual coloration. Known as “ghost magpies” these magpies have a colour deficiency known as leucism, and it makes them appear pale gray and white rather than black and white. Keep your eyes open for them! #ABBirds #BirdYourWorld #YearoftheBird Photo by: Gerald Romanchuk ...

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2 weeks ago

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Like something designed by Jim Henson!

Bored Panda
Could this be the weirdest bird ever? Shoebill stork (Balaeniceps rex)
By @hashibiroko (goo.gl/v8bN6y)
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#MSbikeHinton Steve is riding in the 20th MS Mountain Bike ride this weekend.... one of a handful of individuals to have participated all 20 years!

If you’d like to support Steve & donate to the MS Society please follow this link:

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2 weeks ago

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How to test if someone is secretly a Disney princess 🤗 ...

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3 weeks ago

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It’s not too late to celebrate these marvellous creatures!Happy National Hummingbird Day! Did you know that a group of hummingbirds is sometimes called a charm? ...

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Hope everyone is having a fantastic long weekend!
Please note: We'll be closed Sunday & Monday for Labour Day
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3 weeks ago

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🤗☀️🎼

explore.org
Sunrise in Africa. Listen to the birds serenade you.
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4 weeks ago

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Wow! Those are impressive costumes!Incredible booth visitors! Thanks so much to @rah_bop and @nambroth for stopping by today. I just can’t say enough about how stunning these costumes are. I spoke to @rah_bop about the crow costume, which she made entirely herself, including perfect details like the claws and the belt of crow “treasures.” Thanks so much to all three for their visit — to my table and to the Vancouver International Bird Festival as a whole. #birdcostume #vanbirdfest #artistsforconservation #iocongress2018 #birdartist ...

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4 weeks ago

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🐢🦋💕

BBC Earth
Butterflies get creative in finding their essential minerals!

These ones in the Amazon rainforest drink turtle tears to get sodium they need to survive. 🐢 🦋
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1 month ago

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Hahaha, hope you’re all having a rocking’ good Saturday night & this isn’t your house! <🔊ON >

Audubon California
On the one hand, this may be the best bird video ever. On the other hand ... well, judge for yourself. (play with sound)
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We were so lucky to have Ken Hoehn present his story last night. Ken is a true *Wanderer* and *Wilderness Artist*. You don’t meet many people with his level of dedication to his art (and I don’t mean technical) and his connection to Nature and wildlife itself. His storytelling is moving. Honestly one of the better talks I’ve ever been to (& I’ve been to a lot! being involved in academic research). If we’re ever lucky enough to get him again I recommend abandoning any other plans and joining us.

Ken’s 11 new pieces represent a year’s work, nothing more was deemed by Ken to be “worthy of the wall”. This is his BEST work & it is EXCEPTIONAL. Pictures do not do his work justice, you MUST experience in person.

I’ve adored working with Ken the last couple of years & I’m proud to represent his work. You may not think of us a real gallery (we really weren’t in the past), but I think we’re getting there. I hope you’ll come & enjoy as much as I do. ❤️
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Y’all, the wine’s on 🍷. Talk starts at 7pm, hope to see you soon! 🦒🦁🦅🐘🦓🐆 ...

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1 month ago

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Who here loves Purple Martins? Have you visited Ellis Bird Farm Ltd. - Lacombe AB? Have you been to the annual Camrose Purple Martin Festival in June? Are you lucky enough to be a Purple Martin landlord?

Skunk Bear
When a huge flock of 500,000 birds didn't show up at their annual roosting spot, I went looking for them. Along the way I saw firsthand evidence of William Shakespeare's influence on American ecology, met a cabal of strangely enthusiastic landlords, and learned a bizarre fact about the missing purple martins: east of the Rockies, they don't nest in nature anymore. They only breed in birdhouses.
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Has anyone else tried BirdGenie for identifying bird song yet? We had it highly recommended by a customer recently. ...

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1 month ago

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Neat!Why is this Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata) delivering flowers?

Rather than being showy himself, he’s decorating the “lawn” of his twig hut with carefully chosen ornaments. This impressive structure is not a nest. It’s a bower—constructed and maintained for the sole purpose of impressing females. Local females regularly visit neighborhood bowers to compare design choices, then base their mating decisions on which displays make the best overall impression. For bowerbird males then, it’s the architectural skills that count. Vogelkop Bowerbirds are native to Western New Guinea.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

These medium-sized birds grow to about 25 cm long.

Whilst they look plain compared with other bowerbirds, males are able to build amazing structures to attract a mate. These bowers are built around the base of a tree and can be 1 metre high and 1.6 metres across.

After they have finished building, the Vogelkop bowerbirds start decorating. They start by clearing an area and covering it with moss. Then each male shows their different style, collecting flowers, fruit, shiny beetles, leaves, fungus and even deer dung (yuk). They take great care placing them in little groups with the same colours together.

The males are also excellent mimics, able to copy the calls and songs of many other forest birds.

These marvellous birds are only found in a few mountains in New Guinea. Despite their small range, they are very abundant and in no danger of extinction.

#conservation #conservationist #education
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Yay! Our Tilley hat order arrived just in time for the weekend & Folk Fest!
PS: All in-stock Tilley shirts, shorts, & pants are 20% off 🙂
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1 month ago

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Meet JB.....Justin Beaver 😊💕

The Dodo
This woman lets a baby beaver build dams in the house and swim in the tub 5 times a day 🛁
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1 month ago

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Did you know, our founder Jack Clements still comes in to pick up a monthly puzzle! 💕 I’ve had a lot of fun expanding the collection, but this one might be too much! 🙃

Bored Panda Art
This puzzle changes colors
Credit: Clemens Habicht and Lamington Drive (goo.gl/kV9U9Q)
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1 month ago

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🐻🐻🐻🐻

explore.org
Bear #402 and her FOUR cubs get up close and personal! The #bearcam always amazes with memorable moments like these. Watch the brown bears of Katmai National Park & Preserve live from Alaska at explore.org/bears
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2 months ago

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Please note: We’ll be open Sunday 12-4pm but closed on Monday. Maybe we’ll see you at Heritage Days! 🥟💃🏻🌤🍦

Edmonton Tourism
Travel around the world in a single weekend at Hawrelak Park and celebrate diversity during Edmonton Heritage Festival, August 4-6!
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2 months ago

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Your .... it’s almost the weekend, but not close enough .....afternoon giggle 😁

Bored Panda
We all have that one friend
Credit: Newsflare
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New Anuschka pattern has arrived! Perfect for summer 🦋☀️👜 ...

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2 months ago

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This is some absolutely fabulous Canuck floof! 💕When the wind catches your feathers in just that certain way. FLOOF!!! LOL!!! 🙂 ...

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2 months ago

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Officially the strangest squirrel video I’ve ever seen.

Stress Free Animal's World
In honor of Shark Week, here’s a shark eating an avocado.
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Dear Friends,
Every day we hear how much you LOVE our store & how there’s nothing else like it! We’d really appreciate your kindness in telling everyone in Vue Weekly’s Best of Edmonton poll this year. We took 1st🥇place in 2017 & we need your help doing so again!
Please enter a vote for Wildbird General Store in the Gift Shop 🎁 category under Shopping & Services (and maybe the Hidden Gem category under Local Life as well?) at www.vueweekly.com/best-of-edmonton-2018
(Polls close Thursday, August 9)

With warmest thanks 💕 for all your amazing continued support over the last 29 years,
Wilbir & the gang

PS: If you’re not familiar with us, we do EVERYTHING Backyard Birding & Nature-inspired Gifts.... everything from mugs & greeting cards, puzzles, puppets, hand-painted purses, to local limited-edition art. PLUS Edmonton’s largest selection of both Tilley hats & binoculars/spotting scopes for birders & sportsmen. You can find us at 4712-99St (2 blocks North of the Whitemud). We hope you’ll come & explore soon!
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2 months ago

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Well there you have it.... murmurations demystified

Crazy Creatures
The whole is greater than sum of its parts; this is the science behind one of nature's most amazing sights.
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2 months ago

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lol, never seen a bird look more derpy! 🙃

Bird Cams
We're all for getting up close and personal with the Ospreys in Hellgate Canyon! In this close-up we get a great look at Lele's rusty orange eyes—a typical characteristic of all young Osprey. Starting as early as their first fall, Ospreys' eyes rapidly change from orange to the yellowish color of an adult bird.

Enjoy them LIVE at AllAboutBirds.org/Ospreys
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2 months ago

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Have you ever seen a leucistic bird?When Angela Paik told us she spotted a rare white magpie in Edmonton, we challenged her to get as many pictures as she could ... and did she deliver!

"My first thought was that I was seeing ghosts, literally," she told Edmonton AM. More: www.cbc.ca/1.4759219
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2 months ago

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Heh, 🐐🐐🐐

YEG Parks
The Baah'd Plant Management and Reclamation goats are chowing down and bleating to meet you tomorrow, come by Rundle park and check them out!

The Meet and Bleat is from 10-2 tomorrow rain or shine at Rundle Park just north of the tennis courts!

Edmonton.ca/goats
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2 months ago

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Cool! 🦆The crazy feet of the American Coot. ...

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2 months ago

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Why can’t all bugs be this cute? 🐛🙃

Via The blue planet wildlife:

A cute saddleback caterpillar, Acharia stimulea (formerly Sibine stimulea), is the larva of a species of moth native to eastern North America. It is also found in Mexico and Central America and possibly in the northern part of South America
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2 months ago

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Wednesday July 18, sure to be popular, so register early!Join us for next week's Family Nature night on Birds! ...

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2 months ago

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So very neat!

Katia
I placed the camera above the feeder. Thought it would be an interesting perspective, see their wings move and head. I love their zooming sound and chirping.

Hummingbirds are little flying jewels, like my friend Zuzi, said.

Feeder: Birds Choice Hummerfest 12 oz. Translucent.
Camera: Blink XT
Location: SC
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We had a beautiful 🦋 visitor just now! He seemed to make a quick friend 🐲 Folkmanis Puppets ...

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2 months ago

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TIL fish like to keep themselves clean. And they use shrimp. Hahaha, what? 🐟🙃

National Geographic
How do dirty fish get clean? By signaling to shrimp for help.
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2 months ago

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🐿❤️🥜🥜🥜🥜🥜🐽🤣

The Dodo
When you've officially given up on your summer bod ...
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We’ve still got Edmonton Hort Club Garden Tour Tickets, but not for long!!!!! Guaranteed to sell out like every other year, so get yours today!

More info: edmontonhort.com/garden-tour/
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2 months ago

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Which is your fave from Audubon’s Top 100 Photos for 2018? This little guy looks so plucky! 🙃Judy Lynn Malloch captured this beautiful photo of a feisty Pyrrhuloxia, a close relative of the Northern Cardinal, at a wildlife sanctuary in Texas's Lower Rio Grande Valley.

Take a look at the rest of the top 100 photos from this year's Audubon Photography Awards: ow.ly/XF2u30kTkGD
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2 months ago

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Today! Wednesday July 11Don’t forget about our Family Nature Night tomorrow! Come and learn about Urban Critters! ...

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A bit of fun recently shared in “Friends of the Wildbird General Store Birding Group” ..... go check out the group’s wonderful local pictures & share your own! ...

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2 months ago

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We’re still on holidays until Thursday, but the store is now back to regular hours with the help of our awesome staff!Sleeping away most of the day in the treetops, the red panda is most active at dawn and dusk. ...

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2 months ago

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Awwwwwwwe..........💕

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
More flamingo chicks have hatched! Flamingo chicks are white and grey when they hatch. They turn pink when they are about 2-years-old.
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2 months ago

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Looks like she’s flirting, tossing her hair over her shoulders 😁

WILDNorth
This is Wild Rose, our educational ambassador! Every morning she has a bit of a shake when she wakes up -- how great of a hair model is she?

#yeg #alberta #edmonton #wildlife #porcupine
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🇨🇦 HAPPY CANADA DAY! 🇨🇦
We’re proud to showcase local 🍁 products, artists & crafts people!!! THANK YOU ❤️ for shopping local & supporting our small Edmonton owned & operated business for the last 29 years! We’re closed July 1-5, but can’t wait to see you again! Say “Hi” to the birds for us in the meantime 🤗
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Hope everyone’s having a fabulous weekend! Remember, be fabulous ALWAYS!
Via Happiest 🤗🐝
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Garden Tour tickets are here! Pick yours up before they run out! (Please note, we are closed June 25-28 & July 1-5) ...

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Please note that we are closed June 25-28 & July 1-5.
Thank you for your continued support! #SHOPLOCAL
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3 months ago

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Get your tickets for a lovely fund-raising evening at Ellis Bird Farm before they sell out!Sunset at EBF is a seriously spectacular sight. Join us for our annual Evening Event Fundraiser and see for yourself...with a glass of wine in hand, no less. ...

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3 months ago

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So proud of Steve’s mom! Check out more of her work at Nancy Day Studio Gallery 🎨It’s almost officially summer and we’re celebrating the season with this lovely landscape painting of a garden in bloom from artist Nancy Day.

Nancy has always been captivated and respectful of the abundance of nature’s subject matter.

Image credit:
Nancy Day. “Red and Yellow Garden”.
Oil on canvas.
$1100 to buy, $33 to rent/month.
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3 months ago

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Family Nature Nights are back!Family Nature Nights are back!!!! Join us to learn all about nature from local experts at different parks around the city 🙂 Our first event will be on Wednesday July 11th at Whitemud Park near Alfred Savage Centre! See posters for more details!! ...

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3 months ago

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Happy Father’s Day to all the wild dads out there!

explore.org
Happy Father's Day from explore.org!
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3 months ago

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#Fullhouse #Sisterwives
#ThatsalotofmouthstofeedThank you, Jane, for bringing to our attention this unique case of 1 male and 2 female Black-capped chickadees sharing a nest box. Things are getting cozy as altogether there are a total of 15 chicks! #Fullhouse
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3 months ago

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Sooooo much fluffy!!!! 🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🦆The amazing Mother goose and her 51 goslings ... story and my photos appeared in the UK Sun, Daily Mail and BEST Magazine. See: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5829081/Nanny-goose-leads-51-goslings-swim-provides-support-time... for the full story. Thank you Sol Hampshire for picking up these photos and story! ...

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3 months ago

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A lot of customers have noticed fewer birds at their feeders at this time of year. Did you know that chickadees prefer bugs to seed?While around half of the Black-capped Chickadee's winter diet is made up of vegetable matter, its summer diet consists mostly of caterpillars and other insects. ow.ly/xbnC30ks0f6 ...

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From My Wild Alberta:
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“Fine netting – probably from a backyard koi pond – killed this great blue heron last week. The fine netting sealed his beak shut, making it impossible for him to eat.

He was seen walking along Highway 16 for several days before dying on Wednesday. Despite best efforts, Fish and Wildlife officials were unable to rescue him in time.

This is a sad reminder to avoid the use of fine plastic netting in your backyard, and to ensure that your plastic waste is disposed of carefully.”
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3 months ago

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Sounds like a great weekend!!!The 3rd WILDPhotography Experience hosted by WILDNorth @wildnorthab was this past weekend. Our focus was bears.
We saw and photographed 13 black bears including one mom with two cubs 🐻🐻 and another mom with three cubs 🐻🐻🐻. It’s amazing how quickly the cubs can climb up and down trees🌲🌳!
A special thanks to Dale Gienow @dalegienow, Director of Business Development and WILDRescue Manager at WILDNorth. The WILDPhotography Experience is about responsible wildlife photography. With regards to the bears we encountered, we remained in the vehicle for all encounters except two. In the two instances, the bears were at the bottom of embankments, a safe distance away. That’s what long telephoto lenses (500mm) are made for. During those encounters, Dale watched over us. He kept the bear spray close at hand while we took photos.
In addition to bears, we saw several deer, many elk, three marmots, three bald eagles plus eaglets in the nest, a mountain bluebird, lots of Canada Geese, and a few mountain sheep. A very successful outing even though it snowed on the last day ❄😕❄
Thank you to the participants. We look forward to seeing you again. 😊
And thank you WILDNorth. We are proud to be involved in the WILDPhotography Experiences.📷
#wildphotoexperience #wildnorth #jawnaturephotos #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #bearsofinstagram #wildlifelovers #wildlife #nature #naturelovers #nikonphotography
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3 months ago

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Want.
Maybe we should stock these?

NowThis Future
This tiny bird is actually a drone
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Have you found the perfect Father’s Day gift yet? We’ve got Edmonton’s largest selection of Canadian-made Tilley hats, EVERYTHING for the backyard birder, binoculars & spotting scopes, and all sorts of nature-inspired gifts! ...

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3 months ago

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Send your older kids to camp!Looking for a fun outdoor camp for your teen this summer? We’re hosting our EnviroQuest day camp July 24th – 26th for youth aged 12-15 and this year’s theme is ‘Workin’ Wild’! Youth will explore career and recreational opportunities in the boreal forest including fishing, bird research, hiking, forestry, fire detection and more! Call the Boreal Centre at (780) 849-8240 or email info@borealbirdcentre.ca for more information or to register. ...

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Please don’t feed bread to 🦆 ducks & geese! If you’d like to feed them, try our in house blend of “SCRATCH” made with oats, barley, wheat, cracked corn & safflower (available in bulk, 10lb bags, & 15lb buckets). 🐇 Bunnies also love scratch!

Thanks to CoolerPress for the graphic & spreading the word!
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3 months ago

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🤗Purple Martins, Swallows and Boreal Chickadees! What do they have in common? EBF has a nest cam on a nest of each of these species. ~TyrolKat

Channel 3 currently has 7, yes 7, nestlings! The cam is a live view of a Boreal Chickadee nest. The nest is in the cavity of a birch log strapped to the downspout on a house in a residential area of Red Deer Alberta.

www.ustream.tv/channel/ellis-bird-farm-channel-3
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3 months ago

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Happy Wednesday! 🙃

BBC Earth
Ever heard a beatboxing starling?

#Springwatch
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4 months ago

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Make sure to say “Hi” to Julie & Wolfgang of JaW Nature Photography Ltd. at today’s WildLIFE festival hosted by WILDNorth at John Janzen Nature Centre. Meet Wild Rose the porcupine & get your photo taken and ask J & W all about the upcoming WILDPhotography Experience - Bears. They’re going to Jasper next weekend!!!! It's going to be a WILD time 🐻🐾🐿️🦅🦆🐐🦌🐾🐻It's festival time! Join us at the Edmonton Wildlife Festival 😊 hosted by @wildnorthab
#yegevents #yegliving #yegphotographer #naturephotography #naturelovers #wildlifelovers #wildlife #jawnaturephotos #wildlifefestival @ John Janzen Nature Centre
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4 months ago

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Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation
Today is the last day to donate to our Wildlife Baby Shower fundraiser! Each year we admit over 1,000 injured and orphaned wildlife babies in need of care.

Some current babies in care are four common raven fledglings. They were admitted to us at the end of April as nestlings, and as you can see, they’ve grown a lot! We’re so proud of their progress and are now helping them prepare for the wild by encouraging them to self-feed and forage for food.

Every little helps as we care for hundreds of wildlife babies this summer. Please give today: www.gofundme.com/wildlife-baby-shower

Thank you!
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4 months ago

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Plan your next excursion to Ellis Bird Farm Ltd. - Lacombe AB 👍🏻Did you know: we are running not one but TWO Evening Lecture series this summer: one for families, and one intended for an older audience.

The first event is in our Family Nature Night Series. The talk runs Saturday, May 9 from 6:30-8:00PM and will be about owls. It's FREE and Mark your calendars!
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Did you know that birds enjoy eating dandelion seeds? Another reason to let your lawn go a little 🌼 wild! ...

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4 months ago

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This could be you on a trip with Greg Harvey!

Ellen DeGeneres
Flirting with a giraffe. #giraffemanor #discoverthesafaricollection
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4 months ago

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🐥🐥🐥 on the move! 😊

Salisbury Greenhouse
A resident goose family made its annual trek today from the back greenhouses (where the eggs hatch) to the pond across Range road 232. Our staff stopped traffic to help them across - we wish them luck!
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4 months ago

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A good reminder to keep your distance from wild animals!Craig Neilson in the ambulance after being attacked by a bison on Elk Island National Park. ...

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4 months ago

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🐥🐥🐥This week’s WILDStories Wednesday came a lot later than expected due to our long winter — but babies have finally started arriving; better late than never!

Goslings are starting to hatch in Alberta. Oftentimes mom will nest away from water and will lead her babies to the wetland she scouted out before nesting. Please keep your eyes out for these families as they cross roads on their way to the wetlands they’ll grow up in!

We admitted our first goslings of the season this week — both were separated from their families. Fortunately, Canada Geese will readily accept babies and care for them as if they were their own! Soon we will foster these babies into new families.

If you have any concerns about Canada
Geese or any other wild families, please see our website for advice and call our hotline at 780-914-4118. When we cannot answer live, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can (we are often dealing with multiple phone calls at once — we respond to over 8000 phone calls each year, the majority of which come in during the spring and summer.)

wildnorth.ca/wildlife-concern/
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Please note: We are open Sunday, May 20, noon-4pm, but closed on Victoria Day, Monday, May 21. Have a great long weekend! ...

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4 months ago

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Having so much fun with John & his biggest fan Keltie Radke Gordon!!! ...

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4 months ago

Wildbird General Store

Lots of fun out tomorrow at Big Lake! ...

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4 months ago

Wildbird General Store

WildRun for WILDNorth is June 2!REGISTER TODAY for the 19th Annual WILDRun! This 7km/3.5km fun run/walk is open to all ages in Edmonton, and supports the care of Northern Alberta's injured, orphaned and contaminated wildlife.

Click here to register!
wildnorth.ca/2018/04/10/wildrun/
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