March 19 - 31, 2022
WINE FOR WILDLIFE
Silent Auction

BID TO SAVE WILDLIFE

Thank you for participating in Back to Nature’s Wine for Wildlife Silent Auction and advocating for Florida’s Wildlife! Your contribution allows us to continue fulfilling our mission of protecting wildlife and expanding our conservation efforts.

Scroll through the list and select an item (or items) of your choosing and place your bid by clicking on the "Bid" button and filling out the form.

Find out how you compare to other bidders by navigating to the bottom of this page - the bids are live!

Note:

- Silent auction closes Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 pm (ET).

- Winners will be notified on Thursday, March 31 at 8:00 pm (ET).
- Payment for item(s) must be submitted by Friday, April 1 at 6:00 pm (ET).

- Submit one bid form per item.

- Some items are not available for shipping and must be picked up at the refuge.

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

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Wine Tasting Events

Home Wine Tasting with PRP Wines

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  • Item can be shipped.

  • Description: Host a Private In-Home Wine Sampling Experience with up to 12 of your friends.

  • Includes: (8) bottles of wine catered to your taste and wine consultant in the comfort of your home.

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Starting Bid: $25

Clay Bunny

Clay Bunny Planter

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: This cute planter is  approx 17 inches high. Great garden addition.

Starting Bid: $45

Butterfly Canisters

Adorable Butterfly Canisters

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  • Item must be picked up at the refuge.

  • Description: This matching canister set is approximately 10-11 inches in height (see ruler).

Starting Bid: $25

Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley Collection

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  • Item can shipped for $10 or picked up at refuge.

  • Description: This collection includes The Little Hipster, the Accordion Wallet, Tote Bag and Turnlock Wallet. What a great collection of handbags! Each bag is valued at over $50 and this is sold as a set.

Starting Bid: $40

Something to Crow About

Something to Crow About

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: This antique rooster is a one of a kind. It’s just about 20 inches tall and about 6.5 inches wide.

Starting Bid: $40

Coffee & Animal Lovers

Coffee & Animal Lovers Basket

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: This one includes a cold brew coffee maker, coffee and cream sign, BTN wildflower honey, glass photo coasters (set of 4 with wood holder) and a squirrel puzzle.

Starting Bid: $25

Pasta Delight

Pasta Delight Basket

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: This basket includes a Brookstone bowl filled with pasta, sauces, spices, cookies and a wooden mortar and pestle. A pasta cookbook, herb grinder, and BTN wildflower honey to complete the package!

Starting Bid: $40

Surf and Sand

Surf & Sand Family Wall Portrait Art Certificate

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  • Item can be shipped.

  • Description: Each Certificate is complete with nothing else required to purchase from the bidder and include a design consultation, a custom portrait session ($250 value), and $250 toward their choice of wall art (art starts at $200). 

  • Sessions are for families, couples, or senior grads in inspiring and cinematic locations

Starting Bid: $99

Wine & Dinner Package

Wine & Dinner Package

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: This wine rack holds a bottle of Coopers Hawk Chardonay and the package also includes a Corkscrew Gift Set, wine bottle cheese tray, candied jalapenos and a $25 gift certificate  to Outback Steakhouse.

Starting Bid: $35

Mount Kilimanjaro

“Kili Climb!” Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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  • Description: Two people will trek the Marangu route to Zebra Rocks and the base of Mawenzi Peak—nearly 13 thousand feet above sea level. The climb is “bookended” (one night pre-trek, one night post-trek) by a stay at the exquisite Lake Dultui Lodge inclusive of breakfast and a $120 spa credit for post trek massages.  Total of 5 days/4 nights for two people, inclusive of hut accommodations, private porter, and chef prepared meals while on the mountain.  Private driver for airport transfer, ground transportation, and all taxes, park entrance fees. More info.

  • For inquiries, contact: loricunniff1@gmail.com.

Starting Bid: $4,600

Cape Wine Experience

Cape Wine Experience, South Africa (Cape Town, Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch)

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  • Description: Winning bidders will enjoy 6 days/ 5 nights comprised of 3 days/3 nights in Cape Town and 3 days/ 2 nights in Stellenbosch with full buffet breakfasts daily, two 3 course dinners (one in Cape Town and one in Stellenbosch), transfers and tours as per itinerary, and entrance fees as per itinerary. This package is non-transferable, expires two years from the date of the event. There are no blackout dates, but it is subject to availability and winning bidders are advised to book at least 90 day prior to travel. More info.

  • For inquiries, contact: loricunniff1@gmail.com.

Starting Bid: $3,300

American Pie

American Pie

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: Includes Apple Peeler Corer Slice and a Totally Bamboo Cutting, & Serving Board (shaped like USA).

Starting Bid: $20

Steel Animal Art

Steel Animal Art

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  • Item can shipped for $10 or picked up at refuge.

  • Description: No other bird will overtake you with such pride as the majestic Bald Eagle. Tree Bald Eagle comes with a pointed end that will nail into a tree or post. 100% Premium Grade Corten Steel and Natural Rusting Patina (will change colors with the season).   Starting bid $30

  • Dimensions: 12" tall by 8" wide.

Starting Bid: $30

Doggie Basket

Woof Woof Doggie Basket

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  • Item must be picked up at the refuge.

  • Description: Dog lovers can enjoy a basket full of a treat jar, toys, candle, frame, kitchen towels, and a doggie bath towel.

Starting Bid: $30

Basket of Whimsy

Basket of Whimsy

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: Includes cement hedgehog, hedgehog throw, and sloth backpack.

Starting Bid: $30

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: Creative Butterfly Wine Rack, Cocktail Shaker and Pina Colada mix, a battery operated wine opener and wine charms along with a special BTN cookbook.  Let one of these be your butterfly effect!

Starting Bid: $20

Wine Treat & Gift Card

Wine Treat & Gift Card

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: This includes a bottle of Tavistock Malbec wine, a set of 4 Margaritaville stemless glasses and a battery operated wine opener. Set also includes $25 Darden gift card.

Starting Bid: $35

Comfort Headset

Comfort Headset & $25 Google Play Gift Card

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  • Item can shipped for $10 or picked up at refuge.

Starting Bid: $25

Owl & Rooster Kitchen

Owl & Rooster Kitchen

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: This basket has an owl utensil holder, Rooster kitchen towel set, BTN wildflower honey, handcrafted spoon rest, fragrant candle and unique Florida cookbook.

Starting Bid: $20

Dining Out

Dining Out

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.*

  • Description: $25 gift card for any of these restaurants and a bottle of wine with two BTN stemless wine glasses and a battery operated opener to start the night.

Starting Bid: $35*

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Trekking Gorillas in the Mist:  RWANDA, “The Land of a Thousand Hills”

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  • Description: Winning bidders will enjoy 4 days/ 3nights for two people starting in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city—boasting world class art galleries and fashion, cultural experiences, and serving as the gateway to gorilla trekking. After a restful night and a tour of the city, you will make your way to Volcanoes National Park, home to the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.  Visiting these gentle, amazing creatures is highly regulated and limited in order to preserve the apes and their habitat. More info.

  • For inquiries, contact: loricunniff1@gmail.com.

Starting Bid: $5,700

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“Villa Las Golondrinas” Cayuco 33, Dominican Republic for SIX People

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  • Description: Luxurious “Las Golondrinas”! A privately-owned villa in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic awaits you!  SIX people will enjoy the villa situated between two Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses. 5 days/4 nights for 6 people inclusive of airport transfers, luxury accommodations of the villa including 3 bedrooms* with ensuite baths, full staff (maid, chef/butler, concierge). Excludes airfare, alcohol, gratuities, and travelers insurance.  Additional nights and guests can be added post event. *Auction package includes 3 of 5 bedrooms—the other two bedrooms can be unlocked for an additional cost. More info.

  • For inquiries, contact: loricunniff1@gmail.com.

Starting Bid: $4,000

Cabot Cheese

Cabot Cheese Gift Pack

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: Includes bottle of Meiomi Pinot Noir wine, wine gift box, box of 6 bird wine stoppers, and a battery operated wine opener in a wicker basket.

Starting Bid: $50

Moroccan Flair

Moroccan Flair

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: Includes 8 placemats, 8 napkins and a beautiful bread bowl.

Starting Bid: $25

Fox Basket

Fox Basket

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  • Item must be picked up at the refuge.

  • Description: Animal lovers will treasure this cool basket. It includes this adorable quilt about 58 x 49 inches.

Starting Bid: $50

Tour of Italy

Tour of Italy

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: You get a Pinot wine, 4 wine goblets, roasted garlic and basil infused olive oils, Italian seasonings, pasta and pasta sauce, pasta serving bowl, salad or serving set, tiramisu candy and cocktail napkins. You are ready for a beautiful Italian feast!

Starting Bid: $45

Relax and Pamper Basket

The Ultimate Relax & Pamper Basket

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: This basket includes a gift wrapped foot pampering kit complete with foot wash, cream and slippers, lots of face mask, eye masks and cream treats, a Plumeria Guava diffuser for background scent and a bottle of bubbly- Meister’s Cuvee for relaxing and/or toasting!

Starting Bid: $30

Gatorland Basket

Gatorland Basket & Tickets

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: Includes 4 tickets (expire 12/31/22) that can be shipped, t-shirt, jerky, coffee cup, stuffed gator, and lots more surprises.

Starting Bid: $35

Bok Tower Garden

Bok Tower Garden Family Wall Portrait Art Certificate

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  • Item can shipped.

  • Description: Each Certificate is complete with nothing else required to purchase from the bidder and include a design consultation, a custom portrait session ($250 value), and $250 toward their choice of wall art (art starts at $200). 

  • Sessions are for families, couples, or senior grads in inspiring and cinematic locations

Starting Bid: $99

For the Love of Wine

For the Love of Wine

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: This includes the Love sign, a bottle of Coopers Hawk Merlot, Cheese bag, 2 BTN Stemless Wine glasses, glass photo coasters and an electric wine bottle opener.

Starting Bid: $30

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Get Ready for Spring

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  • Item must be picked up at refuge.

  • Description: Solar lights, ceramic decorative plant pots and a $25 Home Depot gift card.

Starting Bid: $30

Belize

Belize for Chocolate Lovers! Central America

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  • Description: Winning bidders will enjoy 6 days/ 5 nights for two people, luxury accommodations inclusive of all meals (international and local cuisine, expertly prepared). Two chocolate making experiences form the central theme of the program activities. The one is a local Mayan farmer and his wife who have created Ixcacao, an artisanal chocolate manufacturer. The other, a boutique chocolate maker managing the entire process from farm to bean to bar. You will also visit a spice farm growing vanilla, cardamom and black pepper and a host of other species. In Big Falls village the Cal family will host you and explain their traditional way of life. This adventure can be as exciting or relaxing as you choose! More info.

  • For inquiries, contact: loricunniff1@gmail.com.

Starting Bid: $2,900

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show

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  • Item can be mailed (without magnifying glass) or picked up at the refuge. 

  • Description: This gift certificate is good for 2 adults for a night out solving a murder mystery while enjoying dinner and dessert with unlimited beer, wine and soda. Gratuity not included. No expiration date.

Starting Bid: $35

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First Name
Last Name
Item
Bid ($)
Angela
Peelman
Adorable Butterfly Canisters
75
Denise
Evans
Adorable Butterfly Canisters
50
Angela
Peelman
Adorable Butterfly Canisters
45
Cathie
Clarke
Adorable Butterfly Canisters
25
Deb
Darcy
Adorable Butterfly Canisters
25
Deb
Darcy
American Pie
25
Sandy
Lewis
Basket of Whimsy
80
Debbie
Helsel
Basket of Whimsy
55
Sandy
Lewis
Basket of Whimsy
50
Brandy
Weiss
Basket of Whimsy
36
Susan
French
Basket of Whimsy
30
David
Jones
Cabot Cheese Gift Pack
80
Sandy
Lewis
Cabot Cheese Gift Pack
75
Lori
Cunniff
Cabot Cheese Gift Pack
50
Donna
Hilyard
Clay Bunny Planter
65
Brandy
Weiss
Clay Bunny Planter
50
Kristen
Allman
Clay Bunny Planter
45
Donna
Hilyard
Clay Bunny Planter
45
Angela
Peelman
Clay Bunny Planter
45
Desiree
Elzey
Coffee & Animal Lovers Basket
35
Kristen
Allman
Coffee & Animal Lovers Basket
30
Desiree
Elzey
Coffee & Animal Lovers Basket
25
Desiree
Elzey
Comfort Headset & $25 Google Play Gift Card
30
Susan
Plummer
Comfort Headset & $25 Google Play Gift Card
25
Carol
Logue
Dining Out
100
Sandy
Lewis
Dining Out
75
CarolAnn
Logue
Dining Out
50
Lori
Cunniff
For the Love of Wine
35
Desiree
Elzey
For the Love of Wine
30
Sandy
Lewis
Fox Basket
75
Donna
Hilyard
Fox Basket
50
Lori
Cunniff
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
115
Debbie
Helsel
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
110
Gretchen
Plaisted
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
100
Debbie
Helsel
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
90
Debbie
Helsel
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
90
Lori
Cunniff
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
85
Andrew
Engelmann
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
80
Sandra
Lewis
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
75
Brandy
Weiss
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
51
Susan
Plummer
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
50
Debbie
Helsel
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
50
Angela
Peelman
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
35
Sandra
Wall
Gatorland Basket & Tickets
35
Lori
Cunniff
Get Ready for Spring
55
CarolAnn
Logue
Get Ready for Spring
50
Carol
Giandomenico
Get Ready for Spring
41
Sandy
Lewis
Get Ready for Spring
40
Lori
Cunniff
Get Ready for Spring
35
Wendy
DaCosta
Get Ready for Spring
30
Lori
Cunniff
Get Ready for Spring
30
Cathie
Clarke
Get Ready for Spring
30
Cathie
Clarke
Home Wine Tasting with PRP Wines
55
Anna
Long
Home Wine Tasting with PRP Wines
50
Ute
Krantz
Home Wine Tasting with PRP Wines
50
Jessica
Hicks-Kostelny
Home Wine Tasting with PRP Wines
25
Deb
Darcy
Moroccan Flair
35
Deb
Darcy
Moroccan Flair
30
Heather
Zerafa
Moroccan Flair
25
Gretchen
Plaisted
Owl & Rooster Kitchen
50
Deb
Darcy
Owl & Rooster Kitchen
45
Sandra
Wall
Owl & Rooster Kitchen
35
Sage
Hansen
Owl & Rooster Kitchen
30
Desiree
Elzey
Pasta Delight Basket
65
Susan
Plummer
Pasta Delight Basket
60
Sage
Hansen
Pasta Delight Basket
50
David
Jones
Pasta Delight Basket
45
Desiree
Elzey
Pasta Delight Basket
40
Susan
Plummer
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
80
Tammy
Withrow
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
75
Cathie
Clarke
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
55
Denise
Evans
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
50
Brandy
Weiss
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
45
Desiree
Elzey
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
35
Donna
Hilyard
Something to Crow About
50
Carol
Giandomenico
Steel Animal Art
50
Betsy
A
Steel Animal Art
45
Ute
Krantz
Surf & Sand Family Wall Portrait Art Certificate
130
Lorreen
Crawfod
Surf & Sand Family Wall Portrait Art Certificate
120
Carol
Logue
The Butterfly Effect
50
Maureen
Jewell
The Ultimate Relax and Pamper Basket
40
Cathie
Clarke
The Ultimate Relax and Pamper Basket
35
Desiree
Elzey
The Ultimate Relax and Pamper Basket
30
Lori
Cunniff
Tour of Italy
75
Susan
Plummer
Tour of Italy
70
Sage
Hansen
Tour of Italy
60
David
Jones
Tour of Italy
55
Brandy
Weiss
Tour of Italy
50
Lori
Cunniff
Tour of Italy
45
Karen
Michaels
Tour of Italy
45
Cathie
Clarke
Tour of Italy
45
Ute
Krantz
Vera Bradley Collection
50
Lori
Cunniff
Vera Bradley Collection
40
Sandy
Lewis
Wine & Dinner Package
75
Desiree
Elzey
Wine & Dinner Package
35
Maureen
Jewell
Wine Treat & Gift Card
55
CarolAnn
Logue
Wine Treat & Gift Card
50
Maureen
Jewell
Wine Treat & Gift Card
50
Lori
Cunniff
Wine Treat & Gift Card
35
Gretchen
Plaisted
Woof Woof Doggie Basket
50
kimberly
ponder
Woof Woof Doggie Basket
35
Desiree
Elzey
Woof Woof Doggie Basket
30
Karen
Michaels
Woof Woof Doggie Basket
30