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PLEASE NOTE:  UPCOMING CLOSURES
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 : THANKSGIVING
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • DR. DAVID BIRD PRESENTATIONS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018

Widely known as a regular contributor to Bird Watcher’s Digest and Canadian Wildlife, and consultant editor on Birds of Canada and Birds of Western Canada (DK), Dr. Bird recently retired as Professor Emititus of Wildlife Biology and Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre of McGill University.

Dr. Bird has published 200 peer-reviewed papers on a wide range of wildlife themes, including endangered species, toxicology, captive propagation of birds of prey, human-wildlife conflicts, and today, the application of drones to wildlife research and conservation.

Dr. Bird campaigned for the institution of the Canada Jay as Canada’s National Bird and will tell us about that as part of both seminars being offered.

Having served as president of both the Raptor Research Foundation and Society of Canadian Ornithologists and on the board of directors for the American Birding Association, we are greatly honored to have Dr. Bird visit Edmonton at The Wildbird General Store.

2pm Presentation: CATS & BIRDS

A diplomatic presentation on helping cat-lovers and bird-lovers understand the dilemma and how we can improve the lives of both.

3-4pm: BOOK SIGNING

7-7:30pm: BOOK SIGNING

7:30pm Presentation: ALL ABOUT BIRDS

Are birds really “bird‑brains”? Can eagles see farther than humans?Why are most owls as blind as we are on a dark night? How does a kestrel use ultraviolet light to catch mice Which birds smell the best?

These are just some of the questions that Dr. David Bird will answer in his humourous but educational slide show on the sensory ecology of birds. Remove those beautiful coats of feathers and you’ll discover that birds have some of the most incredible physical and physiological adaptations to keep them in tune with their environment and with each other.

Once you’ve heard Dr. Bird’s talk, you’ll never look at birds in the same way again!

8:30-9pm: BOOK SIGNING

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  • FALL OPEN HOUSE w FEATHERED FRIENDS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018: 11-4pm

Dr. Gordon Court, Provincial Wildlife Status Biologist – Species at Risk

with Vinnie the Peregrine falcon & Colonel Slade the Barred owl

 

Photo by Riechard Siemens

Beaverhill Bird Observatory with Ray the Northern Saw-whet owl

PAST EVENTS
  • Gallery shows:

Here’s Kay’s review of Wildlife Artist Ken Hoehn’s latest exhibit & his presentation of “Ken Hoehn: The Wanderer” August 17, 2018: 

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.

  • SPRING OPEN HOUSE
  • MAY 5, 2018

    Dr. Gord Court with Vinnie the Peregrine falcon & Colonel Slade the Barred owl

    Beaverhill Bird Observatory with Ray the Northern Saw-whet owl

    Avenue Magazine: Expert: What I Know About …. Falcons (Photo by Richard Siemens)

    • Book signings:

    JOHN ACORN: Best Places to Bird in the Prairies

    SATURDAY, MAY 19

  • Bird ID courses:
  • Wood Warblers with Jim & Elaine Butler (May 6, 13, 20)

  • Field trips:
  • Warbler Trip:  Wolf Lake: May 31 & Cold Lake: June 1-3

Warbler photos taken in Alberta by Edmonton photographer Gerald Romanchuk!

  • Offsite seminars

Jasper Park Lodge Seniors Spring Fling: April 2-5, 2018

Hope to see you at the JPL Senior’s Fall Get-Away! October 9-12, 2018

 

  • Guest speakers:
  • Learn about making the most of your bucket list safari with Edmonton photographer Greg Harvey: March 16, 2018

Next trip to Kenya: February 2019.

More info at Harvey Wildlife Photography Safaris

  • Edmonton Stroll of Poets Society: MAGPIE POEMS: April 15, 2018

 

  • Tradeshows :

North Central Teacher’s Association Convention: February, 8-9, 2018

Greater Edmonton Teacher’s Association Convention: March 1-2, 2018

HOME & GARDEN SHOW: March 22-25, 2018

COTTAGE LIFE & CABIN SHOW: April 20-22, 2018

 

2018 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

MON, JAN 1 : NEW YEAR’S DAY : CLOSED

MON, FEB 19 : FAMILY DAY : NOON-4PM

WED, FEB 28 : INVENTORY : CLOSED

FRI, MAR 30 : GOOD FRIDAY : CLOSED

SUN, APR 1 : EASTER SUNDAY : CLOSED

MON, MAY 21 : VICTORIA DAY : CLOSED

MON-THURS, JUNE 25-28 : SUMMER CLOSURE

SUN, JUL 1 : CANADA DAY : CLOSED

MON-THURS, JULY 2-5 : SUMMER CLOSURE

MON, AUG 6 : HERITAGE DAY : CLOSED

SUN-MON, SEP 2-3 : LABOUR DAY : CLOSED

MON, OCT 8 : THANKSGIVING : CLOSED

SUN, NOV 11 : REMEMBRANCE DAY : CLOSED

MON, DEC 24 : CHRISTMAS EVE : NOON-4PM

TUES, DEC 25 : CHRISTMAS DAY : CLOSED

WED, DEC 26 : BOXING DAY : CLOSED

MON, DEC 31 : NEW YEAR’S EVE : NOON-4PM

TUES, JAN 1 : NEW YEAR’S DAY : CLOSED