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Framed Real Blue Butterfly Collection with 5 Mounted Butterflies From Peru’s Amazon Rainforest
• The stunning blue species in this display are the; Hamadryas amphinome, Polygrapha (Anaea) cyanea, Memphis xantochlora, Asterope leprieuri, Anaea polyxo
• 4″ x 12″ x 1.5″ blue finished wood, silicone sealed frame with two panes of crystal glass on the front and the back (see through).
• These butterflies are farm raised in the Junin district around Satipo
• Comes ready to mount on your wall with a sawtooth hanger attached onto the back
• Entomologically dried and preserved to museum quality standards so they’ll last a lifetime
Every butterfly guy from Ben the Butterfly Guy is obtained from the Eastern provinces of Peru, the country with the most species of butterflies in the world. Peru is a mega-diverse country with 86 of the 118 eco-systems that exist on the planet containing an estimated 3800 – 4400 butterfly species out of the roughly 20,000 species world wide. I have built strong friendships and work firsthand with a network of families in the provinces of Satipo, Tingo Maria, Atalaya and Iquitos. This provides a reliable, safe and legal source of income for these families. I also engage in educating sustainable environmental management as my assistance in conclusive studies in the field of Lepidoptera shows that the health of an eco-system can be determined by the diversity of butterflies found in that given area. In other words, damaged eco-systems harbor few if any butterflies. This message, when expressed with an economic resource, is the best way to spread awareness and more importantly education that will protect our beautiful rainforest.
PERFECT GIFT for rainforest and nature lovers!
• 19″ wide X 17″ high
• Two sturdy fabric straps that extend 14″ above the bag make it easy to carry on shoulders
• Zipper closure; extra fabric rectangle stitched into the exterior bottom provides a flat bottom to sit on table or floor
Price: $29.79 ($0.66 / count) & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
• Pack of 3 (total 45 count)
• Made with mate tea, licorice, spices, rosehips and pineapple chunks
• All-natural; uses whole tea leaves
• A revitalizing brew; rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants; contains natural caffeine
• Packaged in handcrafted silken pouches
Green Mate, flower Petals, mint, rose Petals, cloves, licorice, aniseed, star Anise, apple Bits, pineapple, natural Flavors, hint of Black Tea.
Rainforest Mate from Mighty Leaf is terrific!
“This is the best tea-like drink I have ever encountered. In fact, I believe I have become addicted to it. (Don’t worry is not addicting in the sense that some drugs can be!) It is the first I have to drink in the morning, and I have probably 3-4 more during the day. Rainforest Mate is best enjoyed with just one heaping teaspoon of sugar, since it has its own bouquet which would otherwise be obscured. Highly recommended!”
I hardly ever buy chocolate, but I sure love it when I do. I read more and more what a good anti-oxidant chocolate is. Isn’t it nice that something so yummy can be so good for you!
Endangered Species Rainforest, Dark Chocolate (72%) with Deep Forest Mint, 3-Ounce Bars (Pack of 12)
List Price: $33.48 Price: $27.60 ($0.77 / oz) & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
• All-natural gourmet chocolate
• Shade-grown ethically-traded cocoa beans from small family-owned farms
• Supports endangered animals habitat and humanity
• Each bar contains educational information about the endangered animal on the wrapper
Endangered Species Chocolate All-Natural Rainforest Bar – Dark Chocolate with Deep Forest Mint (72% cocoa content) This 3oz. mint chocolate bar is made with all-natural, shade-grown, ethically traded rich dark chocolate with a hint of all-natural deep forest mint.
Favorite mint chocolate bar!
“I’ve had quite a few mint chocolate candies in my life, and this is definitely my favorite. Not only is the bar 70% chocolate, but it’s not where it’s a case of chocolate surrounding an overpoweringly sweet and minty center like the Ghirardelli ones. The mint is actually infused into the bar, which makes it so delicious – you get a deep chocolate taste and subtle mint flavor in every bite!”
List Price: $17.95 Price: $14.00 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Grade Level: 1 and up
Few children (and few adults) know the fascinating history of chocolate. Found in tropical rainforests, the seeds of the cacao tree played an important role in the rituals of the Maya and the Aztecs. Then Cortes took them across the Atlantic, where chocolate become a fad with the smart sets of Spain and all of Europe. Finally chocolate traveled back to the Americas to become a treat for everyone. Kids will be thrilled to learn how the Aztecs served sacrificial victims a special drink, made of chocolate – mixed with blood. And they’ll learn why the Spanish coined the word “chocolate” – they modified other words to avoid calling the tasty new drink “cacalate.” They’ll also discover how years of drinking chocolate as a fatty, frothy beverage finally gave way to the creation of solid chocolate, ready to become bars, chips, brownies, and other goodies (but first people tried mixing it with cheese). Did you know that all the Tootsie Roll factories in the world produce more than 49 million Tootsie Rolls every day? Did you know that you couldn’t buy chocolate in the summer until after about 1915, when refrigeration became available to businesses? Did you know that American soldiers carry chocolate as part of their rations – and have ever since World War I? Chocolate is both entertaining and informative. Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Chocolate accompanies a major exhibition at The Field Museum, Chicago that will travel to ten other venues over five years.
From School Library Journal
Grades 3 to 5- A creatively designed cover and inside papers tempt chocolate aficionados and curious children to learn more about the connection between rainforests and chocolate. The presentation is enlivened by color photos, illustrations, nostalgic black-and-white pictures, and varied typography and layout. These artistic touches, along with a kaleidoscope of fascinating information, result in a delightful book. Children learn how the seeds of the cacao trees are processed. The historical beginnings are mentioned-how the Maya, Aztecs, Conquistadors, and eventually Europeans all became enamored of this creamy confectionery treat. The author touches on chocolate’s effect on health, how African slaves worked the cacao and sugar fields, and Milton Hershey’s enormous role in the evolution of chocolate candies and candy bars. A wonderfully illustrative description, paired with step-by-step color photos, takes readers from cacao pod to candy bar. This book instills an appreciation and respect for rainforests and laborers, is fun to read and share, and will prompt a visit to the nearest candy counter. It is a welcome supplement to existing titles, such as Jacqueline Dineen’s Chocolate (Carolrhoda, 1991; o.p.), Richard Ammon’s The Kids’ Book of Chocolate (Atheneum, 1987; o.p.), and Samuel G. Woods’s Chocolate: From Start to Finish (Blackbirch, 1999).
Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
Very Educational and Enjoyable
“I’d like to first point out that I gave this book 5 stars. Second…Amazon is selling this book at only $3.39 at this writing. This is a REALLY good deal and I’m going to buy the book. Now for my review:
I saw this book on display in the children’s section of my local library. It has a very appealing cover to it and the word “Chocolate” written in it’s title so…I HAD to check it out.
When I brought it home I thought it would be way to advanced for my 5 year old to be interested in but I wanted to read it myself. It is written for children maybe twice her age but she was VERY interested in the history of her favorite food and remained attentive to the whole book.
There were words and situations I had to give her a background on–such as what an African slave was/is. Unfortuneatly, slaves are still sometimes used in the production of chocolate to this day according to the author Robert Burleigh.
We loved the looks of this book…the lay-out, the yummy chocolate colors, photos, and illustrations are very eye appealing.
We now know a lot about the rainforest cacao (ca-COW) trees, the pods, the seeds and the complicated process that it goes through to become the chocolate we so love. Good thing we live in today’s world. We also learned of chocolate’s ancient infancy which at times was violent. Cacao was once only for royality and the very rich–not for 5 year old chocolate freaks like the one that lives in my home. We learned a lot and we loved this book!”
• Made in the USA, Patent-Pending detachable spill-proof layer
• Naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, perfect for sensitive skin
• Grow with me 2-in-1 Bib,(Soft cloth and Waterproof). Suitable for Infants /Toddler
• Unique pillow top head rest for babies on burp cloths.
• Gift set is packaged in Wow Baby’s signature re-usable keepsake box with a beautiful satin ribbon.
Style your modern infant/toddler/mom in these award-wining, spill-proof guaranteed eco-chic bibs n burps. It is like having 2 lovely bibs, a burp cloth / changing pad in a single gift set. Use the detachable spill – proof layer (patent-pending), only when you need it to provide superior protection of clothing. In a hurry, Wow Baby burp cloths (with its unique pillow top head rest) doubles up as a changing pad for newborns; It can be easily folded into a small, compact size for storage in a diaper bag.
I just love this rainforest frog…he is so happy and colorful!
Rain Forest Frog Glass Figurine