The Irish hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus) is the only species of lagomorph native to the island of Ireland. Hares can be found from hill-top to sea-shore and there are reports of them grazing on sea-weed. However, they are most likely to be found in unimproved areas of rich vegetation and tall plants such as rushes. This provides not only food but also cover and shelter where they can lie up during the day, out of sight of predators.
This delightful portrayal has been created by Marie-Claire using acrylic paint on canvas and measures 26cm x 26cm.