This blog is dedicated to promoting and

fund driving for Team EFA members'

chosen animal charities.

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

MAY'S Monthly Challenge Theme is...

The May Monthly Challenge theme is...

“Flora and Fauna”

Flora is plant life that is indigenous to a particular region while fauna is animal life that is indigenous to a particular region. Submit an entry that depicts flowers, plants, and or animals that can be found where you live. Tag your listing with: teamefaflora.

I recently found this picture on the Fauna and Flora International website, , and wanted to share it with the team as I have never seen frogs that look like this. It is a great example of all the biodiversity that exists here on Earth.

Here is another example…

This elusive pygmy hippo does not live in my back yard but he sure is cute! (He is an endangered animal who lives in West Africa.)

We’d love to see what plants and animals are native to your region so submit your entry now! Be sure to tag your listing with: teamefaflora.


If you are an EFA member & would like to submit an entry, please convo our Challenge Volunteer, Jess of jessicalynneart, with the following information:

1. PROViDE the link to an item in your shop that fits the theme or has been created for the theme.

2. EXPLAiN how you think the item fits the monthly Challenge theme

3. TELL US a bit about your work/donations/volunteer work with animals or animal charities

4. TiTLE your convo with the name of the MONTH and the word CHALLENGE, for example: MAY CHALLENGE.

One more important step:

5. TAG your Etsy listing with the monthly Challenge theme tag (teamefaflora) and be sure to ALSO keep your regular team tag in place, either 'team efa' or 'team efa cotm'.

Submit your entries NOW & NO LATER THAN THE 7TH OF MAY… remember that once we have 16 entries, those will be entered in our Monthly Challenge Competition where the winner will win a free advertising slot with EFA! The slot will appear as an Etsy mini 1x1 and will be featured either on EFA’s website or the Challenge blog (winner’s choice).

Thanks so much !

Heather of TheBlueWindmill

Challenge Leader & Promotions