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Wildlife of the British Isles

Wildlife of the British Isles

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My hand painted map of the Wildlife of the British Isles shows just a few of the wondrous treasures we share our islands with.

My original painting, in acrylic on canvas, now hangs over my husband's desk, but you can buy

  • A2 size signed poster print
  • Digital file for you to make a single print at a format and size of your choice
  • And I have tea towels and jigsaw puzzles of this painting.

Look closely at the our native species, they are more thrilling than a fairground ride!

I have made the painting with an affectionate nod to the folk art tradition of fairgrounds, circuses and canals.

Sadly, many native British wildlife species have been, and continue to be, horribly persecuted such as foxes, badgers and pretty much everything that depends on the sea! Many other species struggle to maintain their populations due to habitat loss, pressures from modern farming practices or climate change.

But there is good news too. The red kite and the white tailed sea eagle, for example have recovered, thanks to efforts from dedicated conservationists. But we must not be complacent.

Speaking in 2014 at the RSPB's Conference for Nature, broadcaster, naturalist and British national treasure Sir David Attenborough said:

“Where in 1945 it was thought that the way to solve the problem was to create wildlife parks and nature reserves, that is no longer an option. They are not enough now. The whole countryside should be available for wildlife. The suburban garden, roadside verges ... all must be used”.

“Nowhere in Britain is unsullied, is unaffected by human action. We now have a huge population living cheek by jowl with nature. With an increasing global footprint, mankind is intensifying the crisis for wildlife, but as individuals we can all be part of the solution for saving it too.’’

Note about the term "The British Isles"

I have used the term "British Isles" as a geographic term to describe the archipelago that lies off the north west coast of continental Europe. It consists of two sovereign nations: 1. the Republic of Ireland, and 2. the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I use the term "British Isles" in an entirely non-political way. The birds and animals know nothing of history and politics - they see only opportunity, safety and place to make a living.

Shipping and delivery

This website takes orders from UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

If you are not in these countries and you would like to make a purchase, please get in touch with me directly.

Posting your order

Typically, orders for physical products placed after 12pm on Friday, and on Saturday or Sunday will not be posted until Monday at the earliest. I use Royal Mail to dispatch your order.

If you have ordered multiple items, I will try to post everything together. Occasionally, this is not possible, in which case they will be dispatched in separate packages.

Digital files will typically be transferred to customers within 24 hours via email using WeTransfer, the file transfer website.

Buying an original painting? Please choose the tracked option!

UNITED KINGDOM (incl. Channel Islands, Isle of Man)

  • UK Royal Mail second class – 3 to 5 working days (can be longer at busy times of year)
  • UK Royal Mail tracked next day special delivery – next day by 1pm

If you choose a tracked delivery, I will be notified with your Royal Mail tracking number when your parcel has been dispatched.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

IMPORTANT! All international orders are shipped duties unpaid. Orders shipped outside of the UK may be subject to customs, taxes and duties. This cost is the responsibility of the customer and is payable on receipt of goods. Please check your local customs tax and duty costs as duties must be paid before the goods are released.

USA and CANADA
Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND
Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

EUROPE (Rep of Ireland, France, Germany and Denmark only)
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