In Aesop's fable the Owl and the birds, An Owl, in her wisdom told the rest of the birds that it would be a good idea to pull the acorn out of the ground before it can spout, because if it grows into a tree mistletoe will grow upon it, bird lime would be extracted and use to capture them. The Owl then advised that the birds pluck out the flax seed as soon as the men had sewn it, if it grows, men will make nets from it to use to catch you. lastly the Owl warned the birds that the archer was their deadly enemy and that he used darts guided by their very own feathers to kill them. The birds dismissed the owls warnings, in fact they thought of her as a mad old bird and laughed at her. However everything she foretold came true and the birds changed their minds about her. They considered her knowledgeable and wise and they sought her counsel. The Owl no longer gave her advice, she kept it to herself and was sad for the folly of her kind.
The Little Owl is not native to Great Britain. It was introduced in 1842 by Thomas Powys and is now naturalised there.
This print is available in three sizes, 10 x 8 inches, 11 x 14 inches and 14 x 18 inches and is signed by the artist.
Reproduced from Daniel Mackie's watercolour painting, this print is printed on somerset velvet 225gsm fine art paper (10 x 8 inch prints are printed on smooth matt 190gsm paper).
All prints are mounted and backed with white core polar ingress mount board (14 x 18 is unmounted, as it is shipped in a tube). Frame not included.
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