Climate Threat: Common in mountain forests, especially those with an aspen-conifer mix, Williamson's Sapsuckers are scarce in large areas of suitable habitat. The species is endangered in Canada due to logging. Audubon's climate model predicts close to a 90 percent loss of current winter range and a 99 percent loss of current summer range by 2080.
About the Artist: ATM paints endangered species street art, using urban walls as a stark reminder of the species that once lived here, yet could again with regeneration of habitats. There is an urgent need to reverse the catastrophic decline of so many once-common species. The painted walls exist to call attention to the beauty and importance of those living creatures that are so often overlooked and whose needs so often ignored.By bringing color and beauty to neglected areas the hope is to inspire active participation in further environmental improvements. Small changes repeated on a large scale can have dramatically positive effects. The aim is to help inspire a transformation of our towns, cities and countryside by re-naturing and re-wilding. Then the art will have achieved its purpose. Follow him on Instagram.
The Artist on the Mural: Watch ATM give us a tour of his new murals, and learn more about why he chose the warblers and the sapsucker as his muses.