These sweet lanterns are made from butternut, a close relative of black walnut that has a rich golden color. The sea turtle and small accents at the corners are black walnut. A flickering flameless candle is included so you can enjoy your lantern without worrying about a potentially dangerous candle flame. All proceeds from sale of the lantern are donated to National Marine Life Center. They are currently handling a large number of cold stunned sea turtles that washed up on cape Cod beaches.