New drawing and watercolour courses coming in August. For more information and to register

Betty Busby welcomes you to Auntie Betty Illustration and Bumble-Bees Art and Crafts store

Betty Busby's art celebration of:

New Zealand's unique wildlife and plants
Rare, endangered and fascinating flora and fauna from around the
world
Quirky animal illustrations for children

New Zealand Art for Everyone

Wildlife Artwork and Art Wear

New Zealand Art for Every Person

Wildlife and More Services and Products

Wild flowers, which grow in profusion without our help, are incredibly important. Sometimes they are called ‘weeds’ when they grow where we don’t want them, yet these humble, beautiful flowers are a vital link in the symbiotic web of life. Many insects, such as bees and butterflies, need flowers to survive and in turn, they pollinate the plants from which we harvest our food. Increasingly there is a call for people to partake of plant-based diets, and yet we poison and destroy the wild flowers, which are our best ‘pollination stations’.

There is a reason for every plant, animal and insect on this planet. When we destroy any of them, we create an imbalance. When planting vegetables, it is helpful to also plant flowers that bring insects to our garden. We need to find ways to grow and protect produce without using toxic, chemical pesticides.

My floral pollinator t-shirt range is produced by collaborative partner, doodlewear, a wonderful NZ artist collaboration.

New Zealand Art and Doing what Matters

Betty is proud to support the South Island Wildlife Hospital

Please me raise funds for the South Island Wildlife Hospital.

They treat and rehabilitate local (often endangered) wildlife and is entirely staffed by volunteers. The hospital is completely dependent on donations. 

 

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