Seen any of these guys lately? If not maybe you should come to the next Weed'em and Reap meeting.
Don't call the exterminator! Most fairies and leprechauns are good and bring good things so you want to take care of them. Plenty to eat, drink and above all things, make sure they have FUN!
But what's this about a Wardian Case?
A Wardian case can be great for traveling or protecting your wee little friends during the cold months. They won't have to hide away during Winter or heavy rains. The weather inside is always, just right.
Maybe by now you have let your "fingers do the walkin'" and found out the mystery, but in case you haven't, the Wardian Case is the forerunner of today's terrarium, which may be the forerunner of your very own "fairy garden".
Why Wardian? To reward Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward for tripping over the first recorded use of a small enclosure to protect and nurture plants.
And that is where the fun begins. All kinds of enclosures can make a Wardian Case, although the very first ones were rather detailed and ornate. I am anticipating mine to be made from a coffee pot that no longer matches my coffee maker.
Search the term, then select images, or pictures. Then, let your imaginations soar.
Once you've chosen your case, then research making terrariums. Depending on what type of miniature landscape you have in mind, you select plants and wait for the fairies and leprechauns to start moving in. Or, you can help that along, since the natural inhabitants can get elusive and hard to see. If you get some "tamed" ones, you can enjoy them all the time.
Tame fairies and leprechauns also do not tend to move about as much, making a mess or knocking things over. Can you imagine the fun you can have wit children? Better yet, don't imagine, come to our meeting and we will share the fun of designing, building and maintaining your own Wardian case.