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‘Cooling Off’ by David Lyons

The Association of Animal Artists offers opportunities and support to animal artists who have already attained a level of expertise and experience, whether as amateurs or professionals and who wish to promote and exhibit their artwork and further progress their skills.

AAA invites artists to join us for a variety of art events throughout the year. It is the friendship and genuine support that the artists give each other, and to the charities AAA supports, which are the hallmark of the Association.

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4 hours ago

Association of Animal Artists

Shevaun Doherty Botanical Artist has posted another fascinating fact about bees to accompany her stunning work seen here on stamps.Polyester is not a word that I would associate with bees, but this little Heather bee, Colletes succinctus, belongs to a group known as the Polyester bees.
It is another solitary bee, so doesn’t have a hive but instead makes it’s nest in a burrow in the ground.
Each baby bee is placed in a pollen-filled chamber which is sealed with a polyester-type film produced by the bee. Amazingly this bee-polyester is not only waterproof, but contains anti-fungicide too! The Heather bee feeds exclusively on heather flowers and is often seen hanging upside-down to get to the nectar and pollen. Each solitary bee does the work of 80-160 honeybees!!!
So, the next time you admire a heather-filled landscape, think of these little bees. They help make our world beautiful. 🌸 @ Dublin, Ireland
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4 hours ago

Association of Animal Artists

There’s no rest.Then repeat & repeat & repeat anything from every 1/2 hour to every 3 hours . Love them all but they are hard work . Totally worth it .
If you find a hoglet please ring your nearest rescue ASAP . They take specialist care and the quicker they get this care the higher chance of theor survival .
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society has a list of carers you can contact .
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2 days ago

Association of Animal Artists

A bargain British Hedgehog Preservation SocietyA member of staff got this for the hedgehogs in her garden today from Home Bargains for just £2.99! Thought it might be useful to share.
Update: from comments below, please do make sure water and dispenser remain clean and fresh and don't leave in direct sunlight incase there is fire risk in this very hot dry weather. So keep in shade and keep it clean 🙂
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