I thought I'd give you a break from ducklings, although I just took my Nikon down there and took a whack of new cute photos! Soon, grasshoppers, soon.
I am working on a brochure about bats for our local stewardship council. Gordon is running a bat house project for them, and wrote the copy for the brochure, which I am woefully behind on. Lucky I have an understanding "boss!" I'm finally getting it together and doing the bat drawings for it. Unfortunately, I don't have my own photos or live bats to draw from, so I collected various photos of each species and am trying not to copy anything directly! Here are a few pencil drawings.
I think bats are almost as cute as ducklings! And bats and ducks are both great insect-eaters.
These are all pencil drawings. I'm going to design a two- or three-colour brochure and have one more bat to draw, plus a few other illustrations. This is what I call a fun and satisfying design job!
We had a small colony of these living in our barn this summer.
These cute winged teddy bears live in the pine wood plantation next to our house! We identified hoary bats near our house with an ultrasound detector last June.
Little brown bat, quite common in Ontario.
To learn more about bats, visit Bat Conservation International. I get a membership every year, which includes a subscription to their quarterly Bats magazine.