5% of the profits from Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) art supports Endangered & Threatened Species
ARTIST: Juliet Whitsett
SHOP this art: HERE (5% of the profits support Endangered & Threatened Species)
According to @cornellbirds "In the breeding season, the (Piping Plover) have an orange bill with a black tip, a black collar, and a black line on the forehead. In the nonbreeding season, the bill is black and the collar fades to gray and doesn't go all the way around the breast."
I've shared the Piping Plover before (See my 2020 painting). What you will notice is that it has an orange beak which means... its a breeding adult!
Texas is the wintering home for 35% of the known population of piping plovers (swipe to see range & photos) and the @inaturalistorg photos I have seen in Texas are black billed & some have a black neck collar, some don't!
BEAUTIFUL NATURE-INSPIRED COLOR PALETTE:
THREATENED TEXAS SERIES: There are 148 Threatened Species in Texas. Each palette & species is unique. I have sampled colors from images of actual Texas Threatened Species and created original art inspired by each group. 5% of the profits from this series enthusiastically goes to help Threatened & Endangered Species.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Wonder what you can do to help? One easy thing I have found is to write my US house Rep. and ask them to support The Recovering America's Wildlife Act RAWA Find out more at https://www.txwildlifealliance.org/or if you aren't in Texas, https://ournatureusa.com/