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Sing a song of Orders

a song to help remember the Orders of some common insects.

Listen to the hymn of the milling ants

The Hymnoptera of tireless labors

Cringe at the bloated toadies, yuck! 32 more words

An intriguing visitor to the Frameyard

Not all our visitors arrive on foot. On Monday last, just as we were finishing up for the day, an unusual visitor arrived. Our volunteers, Mary and Harriet and Bernard the gardener, watched in amazement as it darted about and hovered, its wings flapping rapidly. 813 more words


James Prosek, Come to Chan Chich Lodge!

We had a tradition from the moment we arrived in Kerala, inviting some of our favorite people to come see what we were doing there. … 754 more words


New kids on the (Frameyard) block

Something smells wonderful in the Frameyard.  It’s not the wallflowers in the glasshouse or the thyme growing on the top of the old walls. It’s the fragrance of our newly acquired Scented Pelargoniums wafting from Glasshouse No. 1,732 more words


‘To all lovers and investigators of nature’: Maria Sibylla Merian, 1647-1717

2017 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of the German artist and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the most celebrated natural scientists of her time. 796 more words

Rare Book Collection

Leucanthemum vulgare

Da, asa a decis Carl Linnaeus (parintele taxonomiei moderne) sa denumeasca banala noastra margareta in sistemul denumirii binomiale a plantelor. Putini stiu insa ca margaretele sunt plante comestibile. 42 more words

String Art

Exposing Tulamben's cowries

Night dives are the best time for exposing Tulamben’s cowries (Cypraea tigris)…rarely will we see the shy sea snail extend its mantle during the daylight! 120 more words

Scuba Diving Bali