Friday, November 22, 2013

Magazine Feature!

One of our hand made Wine Bottle Bird Feeders has been featured in the Dec/Jan 2014 issue of Birds & Blooms magazine.

Magazine staff did a great job with the photography.

We just received our copy of the magazine yesterday, but we've had a huge spike in orders for this feeder (and others) for over a week.

And it's not even Black Friday or Cyber Monday yet...

Thank you Birds & Blooms magazine, for the wonderful pre-holiday promotion!

See this Feeder and others in our online shop on Etsy:

Birds and Blooms web site:

We were also featured in the Birds & Blooms blog (11/21/2013):

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Return of the Mediterranean Gecko

This little gecko spooked out from under the front door sill, when I went out to get the morning newspaper recently.

At  first I only saw the striped tail, and thought it was a desert native Banded Gecko.

But then I noticed the bumps along its sides and recognized it as a Mediterranean Gecko, like the one we found in our house back in June 2012.

That particular gecko had lost its tail during an encounter with one of our cats. I was curious to know if this was the same gecko, or if we perhaps had a population of these non-native geckos living in our yard.

Here is a picture of that first gecko. (This pic was taken under indoor light, so the coloring cannot be accurately compared between the 2 images.)

After enlarging, rotating and  comparing the images side by side we really couldn't match up any of the markings.

If this is the same gecko from last summer it has gained weight, grown back its lost tail, and changed its markings. If it's a different individual, then we may have a breeding population of Mediterranean Geckos living in our yard.

"I am the Lizard King. I can do anything."
~ Jim Morrison, from the The Celebration of the Lizard King