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beavers- respect
beavers- respect
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12 x 12
2021

in the creation of the itty bitty beaver book. i first worked out this composition as 12 x 12. I hope to spread the idea of respect for each other and all the life on our world.
Respect
“Beavers are an important part of healthy wetland and forest ecosystems,” said Aron Hall Ph.D., an aquatic ecologist with Defenders of Wildlife who has managed beaver relocation projects and riparian habitat restoration projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region. “We consistently see incredible benefits that come from the presence of beavers, including an increase in available water quantity and quality, more carbon capture zones, wildfire breaks and dynamic wetland complexes.” Many species depend on wetland habitats like those created and maintained by beavers. Freshwater fish find a more plentiful and diverse array of food in beaver ponds, and can use their deep water for shelter during winter. Migratory birds stop by beaver ponds for food and rest along their journey to and from summer breeding grounds. Reptiles and amphibians can spend much of their lives in beaver created wetlands and ponds.


30% of the sale price will go to the Beaver Institute. Custody not available until Sept. 18, 2021 ($400)