Cerulean Warbler Lokta Card
$5.00 – $8.00
- Our images are set in a frame on this beautiful, handmade paper from the Nepalese Lokta shrub.
- This tree-free paper is both environmentally friendly and sustainably harvested, providing a market for cottage industries that are Fair-Trade Certified.
- Each card comes with an envelope and is packaged individually.
- Cards are blank on the inside and have a great story on the reverse side about the picture on the front.
- Handmade cards are not available for wholesale pricing.
Back of Card DESCRIPTION
This beautiful, azure-blue wood warbler is a bird of the high treetops. It is found in old deciduous woods where its colors make it difficult to distinguish among the lights and shadows of the lofty foliage against the blue sky. Both male and female have white wing bands. The female is blue-grey and olive-green above, whitish below. The song of the male is a rapid series of buzzy notes on one pitch, followed by a single buzzy note on a higher pitch.
The cerulean warbler prefers to build its dainty, compact nest from 20 to 60 feet above the ground in mature trees of floodplain forests. The female lays 3 to 5 grayish, creamy, greenish-white eggs. It is unknown whether both parents tend the young.
This bird forages with great agility, moving rapidly between branches and remaining high in the canopy.
Perhaps this lovely songbird can teach us much about happiness and living free from restrictions.
artwork by John Sill © 1993
text by Steve Sierigk