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Mandala Black Willow

Mandala Black Willow

2020

30" fabric wall hanging. SOLD

Black Willow is a common native tree in Ontario, and one of the most supportive of all kinds of insects and birds. It loves moist river beds - I fondly remember the Black Willows growing along the Thames River, with their irregular branched trunks providing shade and places for kids to climb. I was surprised to learn that several species of aphids inhabit its stems and leaves. Aphids are a nourishing source of food for a host of other insects, and small birds and their young. So I've added some Black Willow Aphids to this wall piece.

Some of the leaves in this piece are made of silk - in proper light, they glow.