1) "Lone Tree, Oglala National Grasslands, Sioux County, Nebraska"
Mike Farrell photo print. Special "three-part" print of panoramic western Nebraska. Approximately 5' wide x 2 1/2' tall . Framed by David Clark Framing.
2) Weekend Getaway to San Antonio
Take a break and head south to enjoy the riverwalk, history, and Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio! One-night stay at Embassy Suites with cocktails, $50 gift card for Eforea Spa (at hotel), two day passes to SA Zoo, private guided bird tour of MLAC, gift card to local restaurant, and MLAC gift swag.
3) "Lost" (displayed) and "Road Home"
Pair of original framed prairie paintings by Nadine McHenry.
4) Birds, Brews, and Brats!
Enjoy a special evening on the prairie with charcoal-grilled local brats, delicious local brews, and a special bird and nature walk with the Birdnerd. Donated, cooked, and decorated with all the fixin's by Deb Arends of Arends Interiors. For a party of 8 people.
1) Coffee/Breakfast/Wake-Up Basket
An assortment of select coffees/teas in special mugs to start your day in the "Tallgrass." Includes a French press, two mugs, several ground coffee varieties, and more. Donated by John & Nancy Becker.
2) Family-fun Day Package!
This Spring Creek Prairie backpack & adventure kit comes filled with something for everyone. There is a family-fun four-pack from the Lincoln Children's Zoo, gift cards for movies at Marcus Theaters, 12 free passes to movies at the Ross Theatre, a gift card for putt-putt golf, and supplies for outdoor fun and activities. Donated by John Heineman, the Lincoln Children's Zoo, and the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
3) Backyard Birding & Gardening Basket
From Spring Creek Prairie and the Wild Bird Habitat Stores, enjoy this basket filled with items to enjoy birds, butterflies, and more in your own backyard. Basket includes a "Squirrel Buster" bird feeder and four pounds of birdseed, bird identification books, a birdhouse kit, a framed goldfinch print, pollinator plant seeds, and more.
4) A Sunny Smiling Birdhouse
Made originally for the Big B.A.D. Birdhouse Project, this repurposed drawer was turned into a stunning birdhouse by Deb Arends using all repurposed and recycled furniture materials.
5) "Snowy Egret"
This stunning photo on canvas is by local photographer Bruce Wendorff.
6) "Prairie Wind"
This lovely encaustic (wax & paint art) by local artist Margaret Berry invokes the breezy sky above the prairie. A beautiful piece for any home.
7) Vintage AUDUBON Collectibles
This collection of AUDUBON collectibles is filled with vintage stickers, a hat, a plate from the 1940s, and an Audubon Audubile player from the 1960s that still works and plays bird cards to help you learn bird songs! A one-of-a-kind menagerie.
8) Nested Pearl Earrings
These handmade pearl hook earrings by local jewelry artist Donna Burdic were made especially for Tastes in the Tallgrass. Made from sterling silver and pearls.
9) White Oak Treasure Box
Beautiful handmade wooden box by Mark van Roojen.
10) Chocolates and More Experience!
Enjoy this chocolate lovers' experience with something for everyone. Package includes a $20 gift card to The Chocolate Season for their "Drink Flight" tasting (options are various -- hot chocolates, coffees, lattes, etc.), one box of Chocolate Owls, one Ultimate S'mores kit (includes homemade marshmallows, graham shortbread crackers, and chocolate bars), one flame color changer (for fire pits).
11) "Pamper Yourself" Spa Gift Basket
Treat yourself right with this amazing gift basket for self-care! Included: $150 gift certificate to BELLA Bodywork & Spa, Gold Hour scented soap, sugar scrub, body lotion, bath bombs and lip balm from Aria Rose, eye mask and two face masks, tea cup with mint tea and lavender honey, candle for aromatherapy, and more!
12) "Support Local" Give Basket
Locally-owned businesses are part of the lifeblood of a vibrant community. With this collection of cards 'n' certificates, you can sample a variety of Lincoln's local business gems and enjoy ethnic cuisine, coffee, beer, books, and athletic wear. Don't let the name "Super Taco" fool you, if this is your first visit to the little authentic Mexican restaurant in northeast Lincoln, you will be back! Downtown, you can experience fabulous African and Caribbean cuisine at SturFast, as well as a delicious local take on hamburgers at Honest Abe's. For an eclectic sample of local Asian food, you will have two tickets to the "Curry Clash" annual food fundraiser for the Asian Community and Cultural Center. If you haven't visited the beautiful Francie & Finch bookstore downtown, this will be your chance to pick up a new read. Appease the coffee snob in you with a visit to Coffee Roaster, and sample local brews at White Elm Brewing Company. And thanks to the generosity of Lincoln Running Company, you can visit their downtown store to pick up a brand new pair of running (or walking) shoes!
13) Downtown Date Night Package
Enjoy a night out on the town in downtown Lincoln with your special someone! Package includes $100 gift certificate to Vincenzo's, $100 Downtown Lincoln gift card good to over 200 downtown stores & restaurants, bottle of BOEN 2020 Pinot Noir, and an overnight stay at the Graduate.
14) Wine & Charcuterie
Enjoy an evening or picnic with this amazing Wine & Charcuterie basket! The basket includes a handmade charcuterie board by Bill Edwards, two bottles of wine, meats, olives, nuts, and a charcuterie workshop for two from Grazing Gouda!
15) Prairie Plant Art Prints
Framed by David Clark Framing, these vibrant prints of two original paintings by Rachael Wells were inspired by Spring Creek Prairie plants: snow-on-the-mountain and goldenrod.
16) Special Wine from Bin 105
This special bottle of wine donated from Bin 105 retails for $180 and is one of only 30 bottles of this special vintage produced. 2017 Forgeron Cellars/Minnick Hills Vineyard - “The Minnick” Walla Walla Valley. 50% Malbec, 50% Merlot. Comes with two wine glasses and a decanter.