National Reptile Awareness Day

National Reptile Awareness Day is celebrated across the United States each year on October 21, to educate and inform the public about these often underappreciated cold-blooded vertebrates. The day was established in to raise awareness about the importance of preserving their natural habitats and promoting appreciation and conservation of the nearly 10,000 species of reptiles around the world.

"Reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as primitive, dull and dimwitted. In fact, of course, they can be lethally fast, spectacularly beautiful, surprisingly affectionate and very sophisticated." – Sir David Attenborough

Bog Turtle | Wallhanging by Matt Patterson | Artists for Conservation 2021

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Bog Turtle - Acrylic by Matt Patterson. Matt will donate 25% to from the sale of this work.

For those of you who don't recognize this little animal... it's a bog turtle! It is an amazing reptile that is the smallest turtle species in North America and one of the most endangered. A few years ago, I was able to tag along with Fish and Wildlife and my partner on 'The Snake And The Salamander' book, in order to see one of these turtles in the wild. The site we were at...

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Climate Encounter I | Wallhanging by Sailev | Artists for Conservation 2021

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Climate Encounter I - Oil by Sailev. Simon will donate 10% to Artists for Conservation (AFC) from the sale of this work.

A Polar Bear and two Komodo dragons treat themselves with cuddles, at a time when most of their natural habitat is threatened by climate change and human activities. This artwork and its egg-shape construction illustrate the pressure on the natural world but also shows the incredible resilience of nature as these animals still find love and solace.

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Eagle Ray Pass | Wallhanging by Guy Harvey | Artists for Conservation 2021

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Eagle Ray Pass - Acrylic by Guy Harvey. Guy will donate 15% to Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation from the sale of this work.

The diving along the north wall in Grand Cayman is best during the summer months. The resident barracudas, groupers, snappers, grunts and jacks are spread out along the vertical drop off. Stony corals and soft corals line the edge, sea fans waving gently in the current. Reef sharks patrol the drop off as do the beautiful spotted eagle rays. This time of year they are here to mate, several males...

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World Wild Web | Wallhanging by Sailev | Artists for Conservation 2021

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World Wild Web - Oil by Sailev. Simon will donate 10% to Artists for Conservation (AFC) from the sale of this work.

Nature is a complex network of beings that thrives in ecosystems and interdependence. This artwork shows a collection of animals from all regions and environments interacting with each other, from a joking chimp to a teasing giant tortoise.

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Celebrate the day by enjoying the following collection of artwork by AFC members. Many are for sale with a portion of proceeds pledged to conservation.

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 | Sculpture by Eva Stanley | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Eva Stanley
 | Sculpture by Eva Stanley | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Eva Stanley
 | Wallhanging by Martin Aveling | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Martin Aveling
 | Wallhanging by Cindy Sorley-Keichinger | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Cindy Deborah Sorley-Keichinger
 | Wallhanging by Dianne Munkittrick | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Dianne Munkittrick
 | Wallhanging by John Rainbird | Artists for Conservation
Artist: John J Rainbird
 | Wallhanging by Carleen Ross | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Carleen Ross
 | Wallhanging by Carleen Ross | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Carleen Ross
 | Wallhanging by Martha Thompson | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Martha A. Thompson
 | Wallhanging by Linda Besse | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Linda Besse
 | Wallhanging by Linda Herzog | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Linda Herzog
 | Wallhanging by Carleen Ross | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Carleen Ross
 | Wallhanging by Carleen Ross | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Carleen Ross
 | Wallhanging by Colin Starkevich | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Colin Starkevich
 | Wallhanging by Carleen Ross | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Carleen Ross
 | Wallhanging by John Rainbird | Artists for Conservation
Artist: John J Rainbird
 | Sculpture by Betsy Popp | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Betsy Popp
 | Wallhanging by Russ Heselden | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Russ Heselden
 | Wallhanging by Matt Patterson | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Matt Patterson
 | Wallhanging by Matt Patterson | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Matt Patterson

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