This piece, Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii - SGCN) is an 12 x 9 x .75", Acrylic painting on acid-free, archival panel and can be hung with or without a frame.*
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ABOUT TOWNSEND'S BIG-EARED BAT
“When these (hibernating) bats are sleeping, their ears are generally rolled down and back across the head, resembling ram horns, which gives them one of their nicknames, “ram eared bats.”
“The(ir) hibernation roosts are usually abandoned mines or caves... While hibernating they hang solo or in small groups in the open, with their fur erect to provide maximum insulation and with their ears coiled back.”
“The primary threat is almost certainly disturbance or destruction of roost sites (e.g., recreational caving, mine reclamation, renewed mining in historic districts)... This species is very sensitive to disturbance events and has been documented to abandon roost sites after human visitation...”
“White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease affecting hibernating bats. Named for a cold-loving white fungus that appears on the muzzle and other parts of bats, WNS is associated with the mortality of an estimated 5.5 million or more bats in eastern and mid-western North America. In some areas, 90 to 100 % of bats have died.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
You can help by writing your U.S. House Representative to urge them to co-sponsor the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R.3742.
- Color may vary slightly from what is seen on a computer monitor.
- Artist retains rights to image.
- Created 2019
- Panel is warp resistant, kiln dried New Zealand Pine cradles.
- Hanging assembly included.
- Painting has been been treated with a permanent varnish to protect surfaces from UV damage.