Pesto's New Blog

Hi Buddies!

Pesto is happy to announce that he has been working on a new blog and he is excited for you to see it! Just click on the link below to see the new EcoBuddies Blog!

www.ecobuddies.com/blog

Come on over and check it out! Pesto will soon stop using this blogger blog and will only be using the Official EcoBuddies Blog for all of his messages, parties and posts. So switch over today:)

Shazam!
Pesto

Vote for the Decorating Contest

Friday, August 28, 2009

SEPTEMBER SPIDERS FOR BUDDIES FOR BABY ANIMALS DAY!

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 2:45 PM 1 comments
Look closely at this Kauai Cave Wolf Spider... What do you see on her back?
You got it! This is a very rare picture of a mom with her newly hatched spiderlings!
Photo courtesy of Gordon Smith - US Fish and Wildlife Service

I want to tell you some quick facts about the spiders we are voting on this month. We are voting for spiders because, hey, we're all starting school soon and we need some extra fun. AND SPIDERS ARE AWESOME!!! I will start with our first two and then post about the third spider later today, kk?:

Kauai Cave Wolf Spiders
WHY THEY ARE AWESOME: These spiders live in lava tubes in Kauia, Hawaii. They are cave hunters and have adapted so well to the dark cave environment that they are the only wolf spider that have no eyes. Kauai Cave Wolf Spiders use their fangs to kill their prey, which are small shrimp-like crustaceans called Amphipods. Both the Kauai Cave Wolf Spiders and the Amphipods have babies very slowly, so any negative change within their habitat makes it hard for them to survive because they do not have large populations. In fact, these spiders have only been found in 4-6 caves.
WHY THEY ARE ENDANGERED: The Kauai Cave Wolf Spider is endangered because of habitat destruction. Their caves are being destroyed through construction and the use of pesticides, as these actions really hurt their habitats.

Spruce Fir Moss Spiders
WHY THEY ARE AWESOME: They are the smallest tarantula out there and measure 0.10 to 0.15 inches which is about the size of two typed Bs put together- BB. They can only live on moss mats under a spruce-fir forest, which makes me think that each Spruce Fir Spider has a little mossy bed- lol.
WHY THEY ARE ENDANGERED: Well, there is an insect called the Adelgid, which sadly destroys the Spruce Fir Moss Spiders' habitat. More so though, logging has really hurt this spider's chance at survival.

KK, I will post more soon.

Vote today!

Shazam,
Pesto

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST FOR SCHOOL!

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 2:56 PM 2 comments
Many of you have been letting EcoBuddies know that going back to school can be pretty hard after a terrific summer! So, EcoBuddies created a scavenger hunt for you all to do with your classes once you go back to school.

If you do this with your class and send in your answers to EcoBuddies, as well as pictures of what you have found, we will give your class a PRIZE! Send in your answers and pictures to info@ecobuddies.com or

EcoBuddies
103-8430 Jellicoe Street
Vancouver, BC
V5S 4S7

Press the link below to get the scavenger hunt!

Also remember there is the drawing contest 'My Favorite Animal Drawing Contest'. The contest will close on September 20, 2009 so send in your submissions SOON to either info@ecobuddies.com or

EcoBuddies
103-8430 Jellicoe Street
Vancouver, BC
V5S 4S7

Cool Critters Scavenger Hunt

WOW! BUDDIES FOR BABY ANIMALS BUYS 30 BABY BOTTLE NIPPLES FOR LITTLE PANDAS

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 11:39 AM 3 comments

Photo: Rob, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Wow Buddies! Great news! The memberships you bought on Buddies for Baby Animals Day (August 20, 2009) went towards purchasing 30 baby bottle nipples for some thirsty pandas! Little pandas need lots of baby bottle nipples because their sharp teeth puncture the nipples all the time- lol- super cute, hey!?

The organization that will use these baby bottle nipples to feed pandas is called Pandas International. They do TONS of work to support pandas and have some awesome videos of pandas on their site. Check out their website at:

https://www.keysecure.com/pandasinternational.org/index.html

Here are some pages that I really like:

https://www.keysecure.com/pandasinternational.org/kids.html

http://www.pennies4pandas.org/

Here is the cutest movie: http://www.pennies4pandas.org/09-wolong-movie/09-p4p-movie.html

Wow!

Shazam!

Pesto

Thursday, August 20, 2009

BUDDIES FOR BABY ANIMALS DAY

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 1:43 PM 0 comments

Buy your membership today and 10% of the cost will go to help baby Pandas! Thanks everyone for voting! Yayayayayayy! We will let you know how we will support Pandas tomorrow!

Make sure to tell all of your friends!

Shazam, Pesto

Monday, August 17, 2009

An Amazing E-Book on Endangered Animals and Buddies for Baby Animals

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 12:19 PM 1 comments
You Can Help These Animals
Another amazing ebook from Violet on endangered animals! Check it out! This comes just in time for our Buddies for Baby Animals Day! Remember to tell your friends to buy their memberships on August 20th and 10% of their membership cost will go to the animal with the most votes on our Buddies for Baby Animals poll!

Cool!

Shazam, Pesto

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

PESTO'S AMAZING DRAWING CONTEST: YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 4:49 PM 6 comments
(Hilarious Buddy wearing clothes!)

Okay you all! It is time for my summer drawing contest!

How do you join? Just draw your favorite animal, put your EcoBuddies username on the picture and send it in to:

Pesto at EcoBuddies 103-8430 Jellicoe Street Vancouver, BC V5S 4S7

or email it if you know how to scan your drawing to ferma@ecobuddies.com

The winners will have their drawings posted on this blog (did you know hundreds of people read this blog everyday?), as well as our Go Green with EcoBuddies Blog- WOW! You will also win coins if your picture is posted- WOWOWOWOWOW!

Hey, have you checked out the new clothes yet? I just saw a hamster with a mohawk wearing a superhero outfit named Bluebell. What a hilarious Buddy! See the picture above that she sent in.

Shazam! Pesto

AWESOME CLOTHES FOR BOTH NON MEMBERS AND MEMBERS

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 4:43 PM 4 comments


WOW! Check out these awesome clothes! There are clothes for non-members in a secret hidden spot AND more clothes to be had for members in Rosa's wagon. They are soooo cool. Here is a clue to find the hidden clothes (see photo above)!

Remember to clear your cache so you can everything, kk? You can learn how to do that by scrolling the posts below and finding the section on clearing your cache! Yay!!!

There are the funniest outfits ever on there! LOL!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hey Buddies! A New E-Book By Violet!

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 10:45 PM 1 comments
Check out our super cool e-book on caring for the ocean! Just click below and enjoy!

Keep the Ocean Cool (An E-Book for Kids 7 to 11 Years of Age on Pollution in the Ocean)