Upcoming Events



Living in the Shed - Book signing by author Billie Milholland

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 12:00 to 4 pm

Drop by the store to meet and chat with Billie Milholland.

Living in the Shed is a book about ‘learning the land’. It’s a full colour photo-filled book that encourages people to become familiar with the natural and the not-so-natural world in north Central Alberta. Living in the SHED illustrates the physical and human geography of the North Saskatchewan River watershed in Alberta. She will be signing books and talking with you about the fascinating story of the ancient river we live beside.



Owl Be Home For Christmas - with Dr Gord Court

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

Come see a tame Barred Owl called "The Colonel." She was rescued in BC after being hit by a car and was moved to Alberta to find a home with Dr Gord Court. He looks after this magnificent bird and brings her to public outreach events at schools and events such as ours to tell the story of environmental protection. "The Colonel" is very tame and can be petted. Ask Gord to show you her cool ears. Get your picture taken with her. Gord is a wealth of information about owls and other raptors in Alberta. The Colonel will be joined by a tiny Saw-whet Owl courtesy of the Beaverhill Bird Observatory. Very cute. There will be festive snacks as well! 

A portion of sales from the day will go to support the work of the Beaverhill Bird Observatory who will be represented at the store. Plus, if you donate $25 or more to the BBO, we'll give you a free Owl Mug.

Gord is Provincial Wildlife Status Biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Policy Division of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. His work with owls and raptors, such as Peregrine Falcons, has been instrumental in the recovery of endangered species and is the subject of media interest, including the documentary film "Return of the Peregrine" by Reel Girls Media written by Chris Fisher. We are very grateful to Gord who has been giving his time for several years to visit you in our store with his owls.

This is a free event.


House Finch



Thu Nov 30, 2017 - 7:30 to 8:30 PM.

Presenter: Janice Hurlburt of the Edmonton Nature Club.

What is the difference between a sparrow and a chickadee, a Downy and a Pileated Woodpecker? Janice Hurlburt of the Edmonton Nature Club will show you how to identify common birds you can see in your back yard using great bird images, many from her own back yard. She will also introduce the Edmonton Christmas Bird Count and how to participate in it.

Cost: $10 per person. If you're interested in joining the Edmonton Nature Club this evening your fee of $10 for this presentation will count towards the $40 club membership fee, making the membership fee $30 in effect. All proceeds to the Edmonton Nature Club.

Limited seats. Register in advance at 587-521-2473, visit the store, or email us at wbuedmonton@gmail.com. Proceeds to the Edmonton Nature Club. If you have questions, please contact us by phone or email.