On October 27th 2012 I traveled to Gainesville Fl to attend the Lubee Bat Festival at the Lubee bat Conservancy (www.lubee.org). This organization researches and promotes the conservation of bat populations and ecosystems that bats play a role in. Bats are a much maligned yet incredibly important group of animals. The bats found at Lubee are fruit bats- flying foxes and are lots of fun to watch. I, however, never expected that they are also quite adept at painting.
The painting pictured below was purchased to help the organization raise funds. The picture is attributed to Pteropus vampyrus ( species of bat ) and Pen 11 (location of creation/studio address) and dated June 23rd 2012.
Below- Bats painting another masterpiece!