Friday, February 6, 2015

Help Valentine's Day go to the animals?

Today we're suggesting a creative way for you to show love to your Valentine and some other fellow creatures all at the same time. Here's how and why. Down the road a few miles from The Property on which we live is the Wildlife Science Center. We've been supporters of the work that they do since shortly after we moved to the neighborhood (the "neighborhood" being Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area which The Property abuts). The creatures WSC cares for, that help them to educate the rest of us, include wolves, a bear, raptors, a porcupine, foxes, a cougar and other wild cats.

center plate favors St Croix Chocolate Co.
center plate favors St Croix Chocolate Co.
Photo by J. Harrington

For Valentine's Day this year, WSC has teamed up with one of our favorite, local, sustainable businesses, St. Croix Chocolates, who, by the way, did a fantastic job with the favors for a recent wedding in our family. They're offering a Wild at Heart package which was created through
A special collaboration between St. Croix Chocolate Co., artist Cindy Lindgren and the Wildlife Science Center (WSC), “Wild at Heart” offers four beautiful, delicious chocolates and an opportunity to learn more about the research and education the Center is known for.
So, if you get a Wild at Heart package for your Valentine, some of the proceeds will go to support WSC, much of your purchase helps support SCCC, and your loved one will really enjoy the look and taste of the chocolates. Plus, two of you get a discount on an educational tour of WSC. That's a win-win-win deal that's as hard to beat as Rita Dove's:


By Rita Dove 
Velvet fruit, exquisite square
I hold up to sniff
between finger and thumb -

how you numb me
with your rich attentions!
If I don't eat you quickly,

you'll melt in my palm.
Pleasure seeker, if i let you
you'd liquefy everywhere.

Knotted smoke, dark punch
of earth and night and leaf,
for a taste of you

any woman would gladly
crumble to ruin.
Enough chatter: I am ready

to fall in love!

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