Greater Horseshoe Bat

Fine Art Design



My Greater Horseshoe Bat Coasters are sold individually wrapped and are also available in sets of six; presented in a stylish Gift Box with embossed silver logo. Each coaster has a hard, glossy, heat resistant, melamine surface. Coaster Size: 90mm x 90mm x 3mm.

My pen and ink drawing of this rare bat was my first experience at pen and ink work during the early 90's.  I am delighted to say that this particular bat artwork has also been published in well-known and established wildlife magazine.

Bats are intriguing little creatures and are a delight to watch as they swoop, twist and turn in pursuit of gnats, moths and other insects. The Greater Horseshoe, is one of the larger bats and can be distinguished by the presence of a complex horseshoe-shaped nose-leaf which is related to their particular type of echolocation system. The Greater Horseshoe Bat has declined by over 90% in the last 100 years.

I am involved in 'bat counts' organised by the Bat Conservation Trust. Surveys by volunteers throughout the U.K help to ascertain and monitor the numbers of certain bat species in specific areas. I also work as a Registered Bat Carer and look after orphaned and injured bats, returning them to the wild when they have recovered and are fully rehabilitated.

Mobile: (+44) 07963 514614
Studio: (+44) 01725 516388

Larmer Tree Studio,
Larmer Tree Gardens,
Tollard Royal,
Nr.Salisbury, Wiltshire,
SP5 5PY, United Kingdom

© 2018 Susan Shimeld