Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Audubon Birds of Prey Center, FL


The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is working towards promoting the conservations of birds of prey and their habitat. The center helps injured or orphaned birds of prey and helps in the rehabilitation process. Birds that cannot be released back into the wild serve as environmental ambassadors in the education for children and families. They each have their own stories and names. It is sad to see how pollution can reek havoc on the delicate balance in nature. The release of rehabilitated birds of prey is a symbol of hope to show what can happen when caring people work towards environmental stewardship.

Visit their website to learn more: http://fl.audubon.org/audubon-center-birds-prey 

Below are a few of the many birds that are receiving care at the center.


eagle 2

 falcon 3

    falcon 2

falcon 4 


little owl     

 bird 1

3 falcons

The day on which I write this is Christmas so I hope you all enjoy your time with family and friends this year. May you all enjoy your Christmas feast and sharing gifts with each other. And may you be blessed as we celebrate the greatest gift of all, the birth of Jesus. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I look forward to another year of sharing my adventures with all my readers.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Tour of Home and Gardens Sanford, FL


I had the opportunity to represent my friend Sheila’s garden for the Sanford Holiday tour of Homes & Gardens. The tour was Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m – 4 p.m and it was their 24th annual event. The tour featured several gardens, historic buildings, and homes decorated for Christmas.

Website: http://sanfordhistorictrust.org/ 


I had the privilege of meeting Sheila during an Earth Day festival at Lake Eola. We quickly became friends when we discovered that we were both butterfly enthusiasts. I shared with her what I’ve learned about butterflies and she bought one of my recycled purses that I make by knitting with grocery bags.


It was exciting to meet many people who were interested in learning about raising butterflies. Sheila asked me to come so I could show visitors her garden and educate people about how to create butterfly friendly gardens in their own neighborhoods. At least 150 – 200 people walked through. There were so many people coming through, I lost count! The table was interactive with live monarch butterflies and caterpillars.


I was able to meet Betty Best the author of the novel Don’t Call Me Poor. You can view her book at www.createspace.com/3625419 . Betty inspired me to put my book on Create Space as well. My book, “Elizabeth’s Secret Garden” A Study of Butterflies in North America is now available on Create Space and Amazon as well! Buy my book on Amazon here: http://tinyurl.com/bvxjv52 It’s a great gift for butterfly enthusiasts.

book cover


Butterfly Document Sheila

Information sheet I passed out at event.