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Welcome To "Bid For Beavers!"

My Original Art Silent Online Auction in support of

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust at

Willington Wetlands Reserve

Meet Jules Chabeaux in this short video to hear how Bid For Beavers came about.

Imagine how proud you'll feel knowing you've directly helped the Beavers at Willington Wetlands Reserve through your successful bid for my "Heart Shaped Beaver" fine art original. I'm sure you pride yourself in doing all you can to protect wildlife and nature and this is a great way to both give and receive! You can take your time finding the perfect place to hang him in your home and can fondly share your story with your family and friends, as they enjoy viewing him too. It's such a good feeling to know that you're doing something tangible to protect Britain's precious wildlife and nature in these difficult times, isn't it?

Or maybe you know a special someone who would be "tickled pink" to receive this unique piece of fine art as a gift, to show them how much you care. Perhaps also giving them a beautiful hand written card explaining how their gift has helped to bring much needed funding for the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's (DWT) vital work, I bet it will bring an even bigger smile to their face...

The Heart Shaped Beaver - Original Fine Art

You may be aware that Beavers had been extinct in Derbyshire for 800 years before the DWT reintroduced them in September 2021. It was such an important step and last year the bonded pair have been busily raising 2 kits as well!

Their impact on the Wetlands has already been significant, helping many other threatened species to find safe haven and to thrive there. They brilliantly manage the flow in the brook, slowing down peak flows and also preventing it from running completely dry during droughts.

Bringing "The Heart Shaped Beaver" into your home or that of a loved ones will usher in that wonderful energy of cooperation for the common good, what could be better?

I will be donating 40% of the winning bid specifically to the Willington Wetlands Reserve to support the Trust's important work and YOU could be the one who enables this to happen! Read the simple steps below to place your Bid For Beavers now.

Image shared with thanks to Steve Raubenstine of Pixabay.


TO ENTER: If you would like to enter this silent auction it really is super simple. The auction is open until midday on Saturday 20th May. Simply click the link below to send me your bid, including the following essential information;

  • Your name and e-mail address

  • Your best contact telephone number, I only use this if you are the highest bidder

  • Your MAXIMUM bid, please be fully committed to it (the minimum reserve price is £179, so your bid needs to be at least this amount.)

At midday on the 20th May I will telephone the highest bidder to confirm your success and to arrange for payment and subsequent delivery or collection.


Here are some additional details to answer your questions:

  • Your personal details will not be kept or shared by any party, other than for me to contact you about this auction. I will request your permission to share your name to announce the winner.

  • In the event of multiple highest bids I will contact each one and invite you to make a final higher bid. If this does not resolve it I will simply draw one of the tied bidders name out of a hat.

  • As the winning bidder you can make your payment either by electronic bank transfer or I will send you an e-mail invoice for you to safely pay using credit or debit card. Bank transfer is preferable, if possible, as it avoids fees being deducted.

  • As the winning bidder there are two options to receive the artwork - 1) if you are able to collect the artwork (or we can meet in South Derbyshire) I will include the beautiful charcoal wooden frame for you. 2) if you are unable to collect it I will include Royal Mail Special Delivery (UK only) and packaging for the original piece in it's mount, ready for you to frame.

  • The framed piece in total measures - 43.7cm x 35.3cm . The mounted piece measures 41cm x 32cm.

  • You can read more about the Beavers at Willington Wetlands HERE on the DWT's website.

If you have any further questions please either make a comment below this post or e-mail me using the Bid For Beavers Link above (it simply sends an e-mail to me).

I wish you all the best of luck with your Bid For Beavers! I can't wait to see who is going to be the proud winner of this special auction! I will announce the lucky winner on the 20th May here on my blog.

Love Jules XXX P.S. I'll be sharing more posts with Beaver fun facts PLUS how the Heart Shaped Beaver came to be, from my initial inspiration right through to the completed piece. So if you'd like an e-mail to let you know each time I post, please enter your name and e-mail HERE (You can unsubscribe whenever you choose, just click the unsubscribe button at the base of the notification you receive from me).

Finding that perfect place to show him off to his best


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