Encounters With Biodiversity Solo Art Show at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

Encounters With Biodiversity Solo Art Show at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

Loss of our world's biodiversity is happening at a startlingly fast rate. For most of us, it's hard to understand what we have to lose when some of our most threatened species are also our rarest-which in turn means it's unlikely we've ever had a meaningful first-hand interaction with our world's listed species._____________________________"Encount

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Black Lace Cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albertii) - Endangered Species Art

Black Lace Cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albertii) - Endangered Species Art

5% of profits support Endangered & Threatened Species.Because of the cactus's rarity and showy flowers, collectors are one threat to this plant...  ©Juliet Whitsett |Social: @juliet_whitsett_artCOLOR PALETTE SAMPLED FROM IMAGES OF THE BLACK LACE CACTUS:SPECIES INFO: "Black lace cactus thrives in the arid, subtropical Tamaulipan s

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Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) & Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)

Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) & Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)

5% of profits support Endangered & Threatened Species.It is very difficult to tell the federally endangered (not Texas state endangered!) Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) from its closest relative the Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi). ©Juliet Whitsett |Social: @juliet_whitsett_art Bee Creek Cave Harvestman©Juliet Whitsett

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Threatened Texas Art Walk

Threatened Texas Art Walk

Hike the Threatened Texas Art Walk! This fall, St. Mark’s (2128 Barton Hills Drive) is generously sponsoring my Threatened Texas Art Walk and inviting you to hike some of their beautiful trails and learn about 15 of Texas’ rarest species. Along the trail you will find 15 QR code activated endangered and threatened species artworks installed.Y

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Black Bear (Ursus americanus) - Threatened Art

Black Bear (Ursus americanus) - Threatened Art

5% of profits support Endangered & Threatened Species.Because of the cactus's rarity and showy flowers, collectors are one threat to this plant... ©Juliet Whitsett |Social: @juliet_whitsett_artCOLOR PALETTE SAMPLED FROM IMAGES OF THE BLACK BEARSPECIES INFO:"Black bears were once common throughout Texas, but were hunted out by the 1950s. Sm

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Austin Blind Salamander (Eurycea waterlooensis)- Endangered Salamander Art

Austin Blind Salamander (Eurycea waterlooensis)- Endangered Salamander Art

5% of profits support Endangered & Threatened Species.The only known habitat for the Austin Blind Salamander is Barton Springs, in Austin, Texas...©Juliet Whitsett |Social: @juliet_whitsett_artCOLOR PALETTE SAMPLED FROM IMAGES OF THE BARTON SPRINGS SALAMANDER.SPECIES INFO:"In 1837, the village of Waterloo was founded on the banks of the Co

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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) - Endangered Species Art

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) - Endangered Species Art

5% of profits support Endangered & Threatened Species. The Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle is the most endangered of all sea turtle species.© Juliet Whitsett |Social: @juliet_whitsett_artCOLOR PALETTE SAMPLED FROM IMAGES OF THE KEMP'S RIDLEY SEA TURTLE:______________________________________________SPECIES INFO:"Kemp’s ridley is the smallest and most

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Lloyd’s Mariposa Cactus (Sclerocactus mariposensis)- Threatened Species Art

Lloyd’s Mariposa Cactus (Sclerocactus mariposensis)- Threatened Species Art

5% of profits support Endangered & Threatened Species.Lloyd’s Mariposa cactus occurs in Chihuahuan Desert shrublands on gravelly or rocky limestone slopes.© Juliet Whitsett |Social: @juliet_whitsett_artCOLOR PALETTE SAMPLED FROM IMAGES OF THE LLOYD'S MARIPOSA CACTUS:SPECIES INFO:"It takes a trained eye to distinguish Lloyd’s mariposa cacti from

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus) IUCN Red List Endangered Species Art

Monarch (Danaus plexippus) IUCN Red List Endangered Species Art

5% of profits support Endangered & Threatened Species."Conservation group lists monarchs as endangered, but designation includes no protections."- San Antonio Report©Juliet Whitsett |Social: @juliet_whitsett_artCOLOR PALETTE SAMPLED FROM IMAGES OF THE MONARCH"One of North America’s most astounding insects, the charismatic monarch butterfly acco

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Star Cactus (Astrophytum asterias)- Endangered Species Art

Star Cactus (Astrophytum asterias)- Endangered Species Art

5% of profits support Endangered & Threatened Species."Illegal collection continues to threaten the future of this species and its decline in the wild has been largely attributed to over-collection and poaching. It is sometimes accidentally harvested due to its similarity to the closely related and coexisting peyote."©Juliet Whitsett |Social: @

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