We have just started a new project to raise money for a new charity - Greenfingers. This is a brilliant charity that creates gardens for children in hospices, and provides places for them to spend time with their loved ones throughout their illnesses.
Our wildlife product of the month for September is our wildflower seedballs. September and October are the perfect months to plant wildflowers, so why not create a wildlife haven in your garden and provide a valuable source of food for bees, butterflies and moths next year!
We are delighted to announce that once again we have been shortlisted for the Country Homes & Interiors My Country Business Awards 2017, under the home accessory crafters and makers category. This is the third year we have been lucky enough to be shortlisted, so we are hoping that this year is our year!
We are supporting Bees for Development - a charity encouraging beekeeping in order to tackle poverty in developing countries. Bees for Development will be holding a Bee Garden Party in London on Thursday 29th June, which Creature Candy will be supporting by donating some of our products to help raise funds at the event.
Our continued donations to our six charities are only possible as a result of the purchases made by our customers and supporters, and for this we cannot thank you enough. Our recent donation of £153.86 to the Bat Conservation Trustwill help contribute towards the fantastic work they do to engage and educate more people about bats and bat conservation..........
We've teamed up with Seedball for Wild About Gardens Week to offer you a great giveaway. Simply tell us about your wildlife project or make a pledge to create a wildlife friendly area in your garden or community, and write a short blog about it. In return we will enter your name into a prize draw to win the following goodies:
We've teamed up with Jordan's Cereals for their latest big giveaway. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning some Creature Candy goodies is head over to Jordan's Facebook page and tell them which wildlife makes you think of summer using #signsofsummer............
We are very proud to announce that we are now supported by TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham. This is a fantastic opportunity for us and a very big compliment. With Chris' endorsement, we hope to reach a wider audience and tell more wildlife enthusiasts about who we are and what we do.
One of our new designs is the lesser spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos minor. I'm sure some of you are not very familiar with this bird and that is one the main reasons we have chosen it for our new designs. To raise awareness and funds for it's much needed conservation.
As part of the launch of our three new designs on 8th April, we are also launching a photographic competition to raise awareness of these three declining British wildlife species - hedgehog, red squirrel and lesser spotted woodpecker..........
It's official, our new products will be launching on our website on Friday 8th April. You will be able to purchase mugs, tea towels, aprons, prints, notebooks, postcards and greeting cards with our new designs on - hedgehog, red squirrel and lesser spotted woodpecker.
Today we launch our very first crowdfunding scheme to help us raise funds to launch our new designs - hedgehog, red squirrel and lesser spotted woodpecker. We have not released these designs yet but today we would like to share them with you. We hope you like them as much as we do.
Today, a large wood pigeon flew into my patio window. I heard the bang from upstairs as I thought it was the postman knocking on the door. I went down to investigate, and found the poor bird sitting in a pile on the patio. My immediate reaction was to allow the bird time to gain its composure, and then it would undoubtably fly off none the wiser, apart from with a very bad headache. However, hours later and it was still sitting there with its features puffed up and its eyes closed. What was I to do?
This month Creature Candy turns 1 year old. I can hardly believe how fast this time has gone, but one thing I know for sure is that launching Creature Candy was the best decision I have ever made. I have enjoyed every second and it has been wonderful passing over our donations to the Bat Conservation Trust, Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Butterfly Conservation.
This week we have been able to donate £207.49 to the Bat Conservation Trust, bringing our total for the year to £357.26 for this charity. This money will contribute towards the National Bat Helpline - a national service answering questions from householders, professionals and other people interested in, or concerned about bats.
We all know that many of our bird species have declined over recent years, but there are some seemingly common species that you may be surprised to learn are actually in decline. Take a look at the list below and see how many you didn't know about.