Robert Bateman - Shrike Pair and Hawthorne
Although I am a great supporter of wilderness, an important part of my psyche has a strong pull toward the hand of man interacting with nature. However, this must be traditional human activity, not the modern industrial variety. Many of the happiest hours of my childhood were spent roaming old pastures. Old pastures gave a perfect mixed habitat for variety in nature. A common tree species was the hawthorn or thorn apple, which gave great protection for nesting birds. In spring, the smell of hawthorn flowers fills me with joy of that season, and in fall the red berries not only look decorative, but also provide food for many species. Hawthorns have also always been associated with shrikes. The shrike's nickname is the butcher bird because of its tendency to impale prey on a thorn. - RB
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Robert Bateman - Shrike Pair and Hawthorne


Release Year: 1999
Size: 12.75 x 26.25
Form: limited edition print on paper
Edition Size: 950 numbered and hand signed by the artist
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Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: BATSH5
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