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Exploring the manuscripts in the Museum Library and Archives: Dru Drury (1725-1804) | Library and Archives

In the eighteenth century, trade and exploration flourished as the British Empire expanded. However, it wasn’t all about creating colonies and importing produce. Dru Drury (1725-1804), an eighteenth-century London silversmith, naturalist and author, saw the chance to develop an insect collection of unprecedented scope. 706 more words

Curators And Researchers

Tree of the Moment: Crepe Myrtle

A few years ago when I was asking about the tree with the lovely flowers, I heard ‘Cape Myrtle’ and figured this must be a tree native to somewhere like South Africa or India as the name sounded like a good colonial one. 354 more words

Happy Leap Day

Happy Leap Day! I was joking with Bookman this morning that anything we do today will have no consequences since the day doesn’t really exist. Now that I think about it though, I wonder if consequences just take longer, like they catch up with you in four years on the next Leap Day? 372 more words


A Remarkable Woman of Both Art and Science; 11-Feb-2016

She and her work came much before Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish Naturalist responsible for the modern system of naming and classifying organisms, and even before Charles Darwin. 103 more words

Noteworthy Web Articles

How History Can Help Your Science

Putting your research field in context isn’t just about reading the latest journal articles, or searching out the seminal papers from the past few decades. It can also include learning about the history of your field: how did it start, who were the key players, how did ideas evolve over time, etc. 265 more words

Watershed Moments 3.0

Ian's Bird of the Week - Tomtit

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Tomtit ~ by Ian Montgomery

Newsletter – 10/30/15

Last week we had the Snares Penguin and I made a passing reference to the locally endemic race of the Tomtit, so here is it and two of the other four New Zealand races of the Tomtit as this week’s choice. 1,049 more words


A Visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden

Last Sunday Judy and I made our first visit of the year to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Usually we go about once a month starting in May, and try to make certain highlights like when the crabapples are in bloom – but this year there’s been too much going on. 480 more words