5% of the profits from this product is donated to support Threatened & Endangered Species.
“Lloyd's Mariposa Cactus (Sclerocactus mariposensis)" is a threatened plant and part of the Threatened Texas series and is an original artwork by me, Juliet Whitsett. To create this image I sampled colors from images of threatened species and created original art inspired by the unique limited palette.
SPECIES INFORMATION PROVIDED BY: Carolyn Whiting, PhD Botanist
"It takes a trained eye to distinguish Lloyd’s mariposa cacti from the many other small golf ball sized cacti in west Texas, but one of the key characteristics to look for is the high density of spines that almost completely hide the green stem underneath. The spines not only protect the cactus from desperate predators but they also shade the plant from the relentless sunshine of the Chihuahuan desert. (Yes, even plants can have too much sun.) Much of the species’ range is protected in Big Bend National Park, but habitat destruction is an ever-increasing threat."
In order to be as environmentally conscious as possible, all orders are professionally printed to order. While most orders ship quickly, please allow a minimum of 7-10 days after an order is made to ship. If you need something quickly, please message me at: firstname.lastname@example.org - I'll do my best to get it to you as soon as possible!
- Dimensions: 5” x 5" include a 5.25 x 5.25" kraft paper envelope. (This size may require additional postage).
- All cards are printed locally in Austin, Texas on sustainable paper.
- Color may appear slightly different on monitor than in person.
- All work copyrighted © by Juliet Whitsett and the artist retains rights to all images.
OTHER SIZES & ARCHIVAL PRINTS:
- It's true, I sometimes reuse boxes, backing, packing material and envelopes! I choose to think of it as professional & an eco-conscious choice.
- All shipping envelopes and boxes are chosen with both the safe transport of your item(s) and its environmental impact in mind. Responsibly harvested papers, recycled, recyclable and reusable materials are used as much as possible.