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Not a Bee

This strange insect feeding on pollen is a beetle disguised as a bee.

To a curious human observer the legs are a giveaway.  A bee’s flexible legs are tucked away beneath it as it feeds; these long, stiff legs with bristly joints spell beetle. 100 more words

Green Places

Floating Ferns

A honey bee drinks from a drop of water trapped in the bristly leaf of a floating fern.

This South American native doesn’t look like a typical fern and doesn’t behave like one either.   379 more words

Plant Portraits


The insects in the Jardin des Plantes are spoilt for choice.  Flowers in all shapes and sizes have nectar on offer but there’s no doubting the bumblebees’ current favourites: bright yellow flowers in the daisy family. 117 more words

Parks & Gardens

Looking to the Evolution museum

Sadly no guesses at the Sunday Teaser this week, but here’s the full image that looks down Jardin des Plantes towards the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution at the other end. 11 more words


Grande Galerie de l'Evolution

A look of the front facade of Grande Galerie de l’Evolution with its unique architecture.

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Afternoon in the Park

Beaux Arts Magazine recently devoted an entire issue to “Seeing Art Differently”. Alerted to the headline, I snatched it off the shelf only to discover that by… 1,092 more words

Autism And Culture

June 10, 1793: At the Zoo | Wretched Richard's Almanac

Originally created as a royal herb garden in the 1600s, the Jardin des Plantes opened in 1793. During the following year a ménagerie was added, the world’s first and, still in existence, toda… 9 more words