Bat Walk

19 Sep

Bat Watch

Husb and I spent a happy hour or so up at the lovely Rosehill Quarry this evening with a load of other people on a ‘bat walk’ headed up by Swansea University’s Dr. Dan Foreman. I had a scribble of course, with a 6B graphite stick into my ‘cat’ notebook. I focused on making marks to represent the tree-studded quarry bowl in an abstracted manner. A couple of bats made it into the picture. Not the vampire bats that Dr. Foreman mentioned though, just Pipistrelles. Apparently the warmth of our collected bodies attracted gnats and midges (oh yes, they made their presence felt) and the bats were attracted to the insects. We were like a sort of batty fast food joint.



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Gors Fawr, near Mynachlog-ddu in the Preseli mountains, a lush green bog fringed with glowing hills.


8 Responses to “Bat Walk”

  1. artsofmay September 20, 2017 at 13:31 #

    Beauty! A great sketch.

  2. kestrelart September 19, 2017 at 23:30 #

    Lovely marks

    • Rosie Scribblah September 20, 2017 at 06:10 #

      Thanks Neil. The bats were skimming my head, had to keep my nerve!

  3. Phil Cooper September 19, 2017 at 23:15 #

    Oh boy, I LOVE this sketch!

    • Rosie Scribblah September 20, 2017 at 06:09 #

      Thanks Phil. Having fun with graphite while being eaten alive by midges while being dive bombed by bats lol 😁

      • Phil Cooper September 20, 2017 at 10:28 #

        That’s what people don’t realise about sketching outdoors – the bloody wildlife lol

      • Rosie Scribblah September 20, 2017 at 18:07 #

        The trouble I have had with pushy ponies and stroppy sheep!

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