Spring Peepers 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
The Spring Peeper is a widespread and familiar species of frog, known primarily for its loud and piercing call, a repeated peep! peep! peep! given by males from ponds and pools during the spring breeding season. Distant choruses sound like magical sleighbells, but at close range the same calls hurt one’s ears.
Although producing an extremely loud sound, adult peepers are only an inch long, and range in color from dull brown to various shades of gray, olive, and even orange. Spring peepers can be recognized by the dark crucifix-like on their back.
Peepers, as do all frogs, symbolize metamorphosis or transformation. They are a symbol of coming into one’s own creative power. Frogs hold the knowledge of weather. Many cultures view frogs as a symbol of luck and fertility.
artwork by Susan Bull Riley © 2001
text by Lang Elliot