Day 3. Bat! Of #mabsdrawlloweenclub Swipe for cuteness 👉 It’s 10:30pm here on the Australian coast and I’ve just finished! It’s been beautiful Spring weather and I’ve been getting up early with so much passion in my heart and creating aaalll day! There’s a couple prompts Im going to miss with some large jobs on the go this week but with lots of pre planning the end of the month should be packed! 🦉
Also I’m all booked in for Viva La Gong on the 9th of November as well as The Makers Market at Wollongong University Innovation Campus on the 30th of November. Everything I make up until then will be listed on my website but the shop will be closed on those two days with remaining dolls re-listed the following days 😊
A random fact for you guys: I love bats!! In Australia we mostly have mega bats! Which don’t use sonar but have beautiful big eyes that they use to see/ eat fruit 🍇 Fruit bats sleep in trees and make everything stinky but they are the cutest! Also sometime they poop on your car after eating mulberries 😭
Can't wait to serve up ALL the bat facts in 'Amara and the Bats' my author-illustrator debut out on July 20th @simonkids ! 🦇❤ All about a little girl who LOVES bats and collecting bat facts, bat conservation, re-wilding, community action, and finding hope in the face of climate anxiety. Cannot WAIT!
US edition pre-orders and open now, link in my bio 😊
Hello little bat
Hiding in your tree
I stand in awe of your great home
It’s absolutely lovely
You must find comfort there
Safe there in the leaves
I wish you saw what I saw
The dangers underneath.
You see, little bat,
Men in orange suits will come
They want to destroy your home
I’ll do my best to help you, but I worry I’m alone.
You see, little bat,
A virus has taken my people
So I struggle to make them see
The impact we have on you everyday
I worry little bat.
For on the lungs this virus does not feed,
I speak not of the one they call COVID
But the one that I speak of, is greed.
The rich they want more and more
And convince us we need the same
So we support them, those clowns in charge
It really is a shame
See, the blues want a brand new train set,
and they always get what they want
No matter what, they cut and chop
Or Boris will throw a strop.
I’m so sorry little bat.
I hope you will survive.
For others do think like me
And fight to keep you alive.
Don’t lose hope little bat.
There is so much more to see.
We will try to rebuild your great, great home.
It was absolutely lovely. -
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Poem by @kinseysoph#stophs2#batsnotbailiffs#savethebats#bats#batfacts#biodiversity#nature#climatechange#extinctionrebellion#hs2rebellion
Jamaican fruit-eating bat (Artibeus jamaicensis): I’ve been playing around with wider angles on bat release photos to incorporate habitat/landscape/night sky. This bat was captured and released at the Lamanai Archaeological Reserve in Orange Walk Belize as part of a collaborative research project organized by the American Museum of Natural History and Brock Fenton. The Jaguar Temple is in background in photo left and the full moon is visible as a blurry white blob above the bat photo right.
As the name implies, Jamaican fruit-eating bats eat fruit, but also supplement their diet with insects, pollen, and nectar. They are very common through much of their range and are seed dispersers of fruit and nuts. The species range extends from northern South America, up through all of Central America and into central Mexico. They extend east throughout the Caribbean islands, including their namesake Jamaica.
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Did you know that male bats produce honking calls to attract females? These species have unique physical characteristics including, a large head with an enlarged rostrum, larynx, and lips, which allows them to make calls during the mating season.
Photo credit: Merlintuttle.org