Our goal is to honor nature through living adornment. Each piece is handmade by our own two hands from start to finish. From processing our own specimens, to pinning insects. We strive to create beautiful arrangements that honor earths magical creatures, in life and death.
Our bone and taxidermy specimens are collected post mortem. Some resources we utilize are foraged bones from nature hikes/ local collectors, road kill specimens (see road kill collection laws here), animal control as a part of wildlife management, pet donations, salvaged components from other industries that would otherwise be used as waste, local reptile shops, breeders and small family farms.
When we acquire specimens from breeders, farms and reptile shops they are acquired post mortem from natural death. Unfortunately some animals enter this world still born, leave it from birth complications, diseases, or unknown causes. When this happens these animals are collected and sold to small businesses like ours and education centers.
Our insect specimens come from insect farms where they live out their full life cycle. Deceased specimens are collected and then sold to businesses and education centers. These farms help sustain natural forests and jungles, and provide jobs for indigenous communities. All moss, pressed flowers, lichen, etc. are foraged from our private property following all of Colorado's foraging guidelines. If any specimens are outsourced through a third party we make sure their ethos align with ours .
It is our goal to run an ethical and sustainable business that maintains transparency. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us via our contact form on the website.