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Paris | Le Jardin des Plantes, July 2015

Sunflower/Le tournesol.

I was back in the US for the entire month of July, so I do not have any pictures of the Jardin des Plantes… 98 more words


A Bit of Botany

The heart of any traditional botanic garden is an array of reference beds, stocked with systematically arranged plants.  Since the earliest days of scientific study, comparing plants with their near relatives, to discover their distinctive features and confirm their identification, has been essential to the teaching of botany.     288 more words

Parks And Gardens

Paris | Le Jardin des Plantes, June 2015


June may be a transition period in most of the Jardin des Plantes, but the plantings in the perimeter areas were at their best: the arbors heavy with roses near the museum, the wild blooms in the teaching garden. 37 more words


Jean Baptiste Lamarck

This large bronze statue is of Jean Baptiste Lamarck within Jardin des Plantes created by Leon Fagel in 1908.

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France RoadTrip #Part 1 Nantes

I have been so excited for our little road trip holiday. Yes I know, it’s only eleven weeks since returning from our long backpacking thirteen week break! 789 more words


Treasures of the Earth

With this heat (39°C expected tomorrow… argh…), I thought I would share, this week, two places where you can keep cool. Today, it will be the Galerie de minéralogie of the MNHN. 328 more words

Exhibition / Museum

Nap time at the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes

Red panda

Red panda

Red panda

Baby L’Hoest’s monkey

Spot-bellied eagle-owl

Yellow-throated marten



Common moorhen


FYI: I didn’t see any English translation. There might be an English version of the map, but I forgot to ask.