Natural History

Our selection of the superb prints of Hampshire-based natural science illustrator Tamara Clark. Tamara uses her illustrations to share the wonder of the natural world and hopes to inspire the protection of species and their habitats.
Also, the striking bird greetings cards of Wiltshire-based artist Mark Greco.  

Badger

Badger
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Badger (Meles meles).

These elusive and beloved mammals, native to most of Europe, are named from the French word 'becheur', meaning 'digger'. This is a fitting description considering their creation of large, underground tunnels, or setts, which contain nest chambers, toilet spaces and various entrances. These setts grow larger and more complex with each generation, resulting in some tunnel systems which are centuries old. Badgers are nocturnal and eat a varied diet of plants and small invertebrates, including earthworms, which they consume by the hundreds each night.

In Britain, badgers dwell in a mosaic of environments, from woodlands to hedgerows, to open fields- their main requirement being a well-drained or sandy soil which is better for digging. This enduring species has faced a range of threats, including culling by game keepers in the 19th century, declines due to pesticide use, dangers and habitat loss from changing environments, and now recent plans to cull badgers once again.

"People come--they stay for a while, they flourish, they build--and they go. It is their way. But we remain. There were badgers here, I've been told, long before that same city ever came to be. And now there are badgers here again. We are an enduring lot, and we may move out for a time, but we wait, and are patient, and back we come. And so it will ever be." - Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

 Superbly detailed signed print by local artist Tamara Clark, from an original in watercolour & coloured pencil.

Supplied mounted, backed, wrapped and with details about the subject and artist on the back.

Image size: 7" x 5", overall (mounted) size: 10" x 8".

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Price: £ 15.00
Delivery time: 2-5 days
Quantity in stock: 1
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For any enquires, please contact me on kingsgatebooksandprints@btinternet.com 

Winchester (01962) 864710. All the best, Mike  

Established in 1991, Kingsgate Books & Prints is a unique and picturesque shop located under the Kingsgate Arch in the heart of historic Winchester, packed with a wonderful selection of antique maps, engravings, watercolour prints and local artists' work.

We also offer you our complete bespoke picture framing service, all craftsman-made in our own workshop, using the finest traditional materials combined with the latest restorative and conservation techniques. We pride ourselves on offering you the best advice on how to make the most of your treasured artwork.

Telephone: Winchester (01962) 864710

You are assured of a warm welcome with friendly and professional service.

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Kingsgate Arch Winchester Hampshire SO23 9PD UK

Telephone: Winchester (01962) 864710

Located under the Kingsgate Arch - beneath the ancient church of St Swithun upon Kingsgate - between the picturesque Cathedral Close and Winchester College; a picturesque two minute walk from the iconic West front of Winchester Cathedral.

Free on-street parking is available in the 1 or 2 hour bays in College Street.

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