The bats of Glynllifon on Lôn Eifion, Y Groeslon

This commission to raise awareness of the lesser horseshoe bats of Glynllifon was realised by Siân Shakespear who:

  • researched into the qualities and habits of this rare bat
  • held awareness raising sessions with the pupils of Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, Ysgol Gynradd Llandwrog and Ysgol Gynradd y Groeslon
  • helped the artist Dominic Clare to hold art workshops with the pupils
  • created a temporary display of the pupils’ artwork at the local library
  • wrote bilingual verses to convey essentials about the bats and their protection to be displayed on interpretation panels
  • devised the concept and worked with a sub-contractor to design the panels incorporating artwork by some of the pupils