Wednesday, 27 February 2013

West Coast Creature Feature-The Elegant Northern Pintail

Northern pintail by smallgirl
I've had the fantastic privledge of being able to observe a pair of these beautiful ducks at a pond within walking distance of my home. Alhough it is in an urban area, the entire coast is part of the Pacific Flyway, which migratory birds use to travel up and down the continent.

The Northern Pintail is a very worldly bird- although it often winters on the West Coast, its range extends across North America, northern Europe and Asian, and it nests in Central America and north central Africa.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Weekly Bear #5- Postal Panda

Since this month celebrates the Lunar New Year festival, I thought I would continue with another panda.
Postal Panda by smallgirl
I made this panda ATC by recycling the insides of security envelopes, as well as a red envelope that contained a Year of the Snake mini-calendar. To trade with me, got to and look for smallgirl.

I've also linked Postal Panda on Collage Obsession, where this week's theme is "Asian inspired" and Fun With ATCs, where the bi-weekly theme is "Something Red"

Happy Saturday!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Today would have been Edward Gorey's Birthday

Here is an excerpt from the abecedary, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, by Edward Gorey
DISCLAIMER: The bears in Teddy Forest were not involved in assaulting Basil.
Weekly Bear #5 to follow soon.

Monday, 18 February 2013

SUCH a GOOD Mail Day!!

Such a great start to the week! Teddy Forest received wonderful ATCs and cards from three very talented artists!
"Little Red Owl" and "Hannah Hedgehog" by Tandy
"Sugar Glider", origami, and print by Melissa
"Pelicans a Pair" by Bonnie
Woot! Woot! I feel so lucky to be able to share with these friendly folks :)

Monday, 11 February 2013

Weekly Bear #4- Love Rules Without Rules Polar Bears

Happy Valentine's Day from Teddy Forest! For this week's Weekly Bear ATC, I offer two loving polar bears. As usual, if you would like to trade with me, please go to and look for smallgirl.
Love Rules Without Rules ATC by smallgirl
I made this collage ATC using My Mind's Eye scrapbook paper, punched vellum and paper, and a picture of polar bears cut from Canadian Wildlife Federation stationary.

Happy Valentine's Day!! LOVE LOVE LOVE smallgirl and Teddy Forest

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Weekly Bear #3- Gung Hay Fat Choy Panda

Gung Hay Fat Choy from Teddy Forest! It's Chinese New Year on Sunday, so my Weekly Bear is a Panda. If I get my act together, I hope to do some more Chinese New Year posting, but for now, please enjoy...THE GUNG HAY FAT CHOY PANDA!
Weekly Bear #3 by smallgirl
To trade, go to and look for smallgirl

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Happy World Wetlands Day!

Here at Teddy Forest, the bears and I love wetlands...bogs, lakes, streams, you name it! Wetlands are some of the most biodiverse places on earth and are home to thousands of unique species. Support your local wetlands by putting litter in its place, adding organic food items to your meals, leaving the car at home, and leashing your dog.

frog, by smallgirl
(I think it might be an invasive European green frog, but beautiful nonetheless)
Snowy Owl overwintering on local flats by smallgirl
Great Blue Herons in summer by smallgirl
Raccoons by smallgirl
Love your wetlands today!!