Britain’s smallest bat species group, the pipistrelle, the weight of a 2p coin. With a wingspan of 20cm, these bats appear bigger in flight. Bat numbers have fallen dramatically over the last fifty years as a result of habitat loss, destruction of roost sites and changes in agricultural practices, which have reduced the number and diversity of their insect prey. It is estimated that the pipistrelle, our commonest bat, declined by 70% between 1978 and 1993. However, due to protection and the implementation of conservation practices populations have started showing signs of recovery in recent years.
This painting is 210mm x 210mm a mix of watercolour and acrylic vegan paint and will come framed (total size 330mm x 330mm), with a certificate of authentication.
£50 from the sale of this painting will go to Bat Conservation Trust.