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Kestrel’s Eye Lokta Card


  • 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.
  • Each card comes with an envelope and is packaged individually in 100% biodegradable cellophane sleeve.
  • Cards are blank on the inside for your message.
  • Back of card has educational story, shown below in description.


The American Kestrel is the smallest and possibly the most abundant bird of prey in North America. Like all falcons, it has large powerful eyes and a compact body with long, pointed wings designed for speed and agility. Look for this falcon perched on telephone lines and fence posts bordering empty fields where it hunts for insects, small snakes and mice. The kestrel will characteristically sit watching the ground below while bobbing its head and twitching its tail.

The kestrel can teach us patience; to recognize opportunities and act on them at the right moment. By understanding this enduring bird’s need and habits we’ll be able to accept their gifts to us, as we all learn to live together on this planet.

artwork by Phoebe Aceto
text by Kara Jean Hagedorn