The annual Dermestidarium holiday tradition & fundraiser is back, with a new twist! This year, you choose what to pay, with a minimum of $10 to cover my costs and shipping. Every dollar above that is donated to conservation. And this year’s donation recipient is so dang obvious I don’t know how I didn’t choose them years ago – Quail Forever!

Quail Forever is a division of Pheasants Forever, and they’re dedicated to the conservation of quail, pheasants and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

These ornaments are made from the (real!) skulls of our wild quail’s domestic kin, the Coturnix quail, which were raised humanely for food on American small farms. The skulls are coated with real silver metal, and hang from a black satin ribbon.

Every dollar above $10 (per ornament) goes to conservation. How much do you want to pay?