Are you scratching your head and wondering what to buy your friends and family this year? I may well have found the most unique Christmas gift of all!
How many of your friends have ever received a nesting box for a phascogale? For just A$10 you could provide a nesting box for a tiny red-tailed phascogale to sleep safe and dry in. This particular phascogale lives in south west western Australia and the box will be placed high up in the trees safe and sound, on your behalf. Learn more about phascogales here.
Don't we all have enough stuff? Does Uncle Tom really need more socks and jocks? Does Auntie Bet need more linen? Wouldn't the kids enjoy a gift that really gives back to the world and teaches them something about a new place and new animals?
Do you normally give flowers? Here's something different. Help protect rare wildflowers like the golden moths orchid, or help Bush Heritage purchase 2 hectares of wildflower country so that it can be forever preserved by your generosity.
Bush Heritage Wild Gifts Website chose the gifts you would like and also chose from a selection of cards which will be either mailed or emailed to your loved one (or to you if you want to hand them over personally on the day), letting them know what you have done on their behalf.
There are organisations around the world that organise this type of gift. You can provide water to villages in Africa, chickens and goats to needy families, education and so much more. However, this year, this is my favourite. So many organisations help others, and that help is indeed needed, but very few do something so specific for our fast disappearing Australian bush, so forgive me for putting it at the top of my list and wanting you to consider it for yours. I'd also like to state very clearly that I am not in any way connected to Bush Heritage, or their gift program. It's something I came across and was so thrilled about I wanted to freely promote it. I do have their permission to do so and thank them for the use of their photographs.
So go on, head to Bush Heritage Australia Wild Gifts and see what you might find to pop in someone's stocking!