Biologist Myrna Pearman was one of the speakers at Saturday's Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association symposium held on Saturday, April 26. She highlighted a recent research project in which geo-locator 'backpacks' were placed on several purple martin birds. Through the data that was collected, they were able to reconstruct the flights of 5 birds flight from the Ellis farm, north of Edmonton to Brazil and back. For more details on Pearman's work and the work of the Ellis Farm, visit www.ellisbirdfarm.ca. Pictured below is Morley Maier of Willow Things, a local business reclaiming 'junk' into beautiful pieces of useable art, like the collection of bird houses he is seen with here. Maier had a display set up at the symposium.