Bird and Memory Preserves - Reader Spotlight Story February 28 2017, 0 Comments
This picture was submitted by Marshall Mills and I think the story will touch your heart. Scroll down below to read about this special place.
This picture was taken at Powell Creek Preserve, Fort Myers, Florida. You know Florida, where they steal all the sunshine and warmth for themselves during the winter months. The picture features a number of water fowl like the Wood stork, Great egrets, a blue heron and I think I saw some kind of young duck or goose with my own eyes or Waldo as I like to refer to it.
This is a walk that Marshall takes every day and he considers each day special. The day he sent this to me, he saw a juvenile bald eagle swoop down and take a frog that one of the egrets had just caught. I don't know about you but when I think of Florida, this isn't the animal scene I had pictured in my mind. I like it!
But there's something else that makes this walk special for Marshall and I'm just going to copy and paste his answer here for you to read. "Just over a year ago, I started going here nearly every day for my lunchtime walk. After eating, it is a 1.5 mile loop and always get to see some wildlife in the form of water fowl and turtles and such. It is called Powell Creek Preserve and there is an Earth cache that brought me there to start nearly two years ago. Having lost my wife of 18 years tragically, I have also found a lot of solitude at this place, and several days I find myself grieving along my walk. Deep breaths before going back to finish the day at work! Much Love and Happy Days!"
Marshall, thank you for sharing your story. I hope this place continues to bring you many more special moments and solace.
Pet Spotlight Story - The Crested Gecko February 19 2017, 0 Comments
Velvet soft, a great jumper and can climb most surfaces.
This is how Ellie Vegas, mom and owner of Fynn describes her pet Crested Gecko.
Ellie adopted Fynn in November of 2016 from a friend. She was looking for a critter that didn't get too big, was easy to handle and didn't have an all bug diet. Of course our first thought is "let's get a crested gecko".
Well if you know Ellie, she has some eclectic tastes. She's a fan of reptiles like snakes, exotic marine life and tortoises which she has worked with over the years. I must admit, Fynn is a good looking fella. Ellie notes that if you're into lizards and reptiles, the crested gecko is an excellent starter species due to their great temperament and easy maintenance.
Fynn eats a Pangea crested gecko diet and occasionally gets some cricket treats. Ellie is hoping to add a girl to the crew here soon.
I'm including a link for any of you who might want to learn a little more about the crested gecko. Crested Gecko Information.
Thanks Ellie for sharing your pics of Fynn. I'll leave you with some more pictures of the little guy.
A Caterpillar to Butterfly Metamorphosis February 19 2017, 0 Comments
Wildlife, Nature and Pets.
Many of you know me as a geocoin designer, the one who does mostly shaped animals coins. For 10 years I designed a few fur and feathered creatures that sported tracking numbers for the popular hobby of Geocaching. This summer will usher in the last geocoin design I do under the umbrella of my Tsunrisebey website.
I have 1 more design I am working on and then I will design for Groundspeak upon request. I have a "pinned thread" on my Facebook group if you want to be notified about the final geocoin under the Tsunrisebey umbrella. You can find it here by clicking on the link: Child Of The Universe Geocoin
As a lover of animals and nature, I decided to focus and grow my passion by creating and designing products with those themes. So you'll start seeing my web store grow in its array of goodies. I can also do custom products just for your pet so feel free to contact me if you see something you like and think you may want something custom created for you. Click the "contact us" form at the bottom of the page.
I'll also be featuring blog stories about your pets and wildlife adventures and those will be featured as time allows. Many nature and wildlife topics will be discussed and we'll all learn a little something new.
Of course as a Montana resident, I have created a special Montana section. I live, love and play here and it holds a special place in my heart, so I get to create a few unique items for my fellow Montanans and for those who love it here as much as I do.
I hope you'll stick around for the ride and if you choose to move along, thank you for being a part of the Tsunrisebey story.