The second #warbler
I spotted was an #orangecrownedwarbler
352. Casually smuggling specimens 2.0.
Today I visited the London Natural History Museum for the first time. I found all of the exhibitions to be exciting and informative with my own obvious favourite being that of the mammals and conservation areas. The conservation work that is present behind the scenes is testimony to the long history of the institution which for years has collected, studied and documented many animal species in hopes to better conservation as a whole. For this they can’t be faulted. I highly recommend others to visit and enquire about the amount that goes on behind the scenes as there is a whole other world down there. #conservation #wildlifeconservation #museum #animals #naturalhistory #naturalhistorymuseumlondon #london
“Is it a first edition?’ is a question we often hear in the shop. There’s a cachet about a first, and for good reason as, on occasion, a first printing can be worth thousands of pounds and the second less than a hundred, or even have no real commercial value at all.
To every rule though there is an exception; as here. When a book is admired for its aesthetic value, for example for its binding or plates, and the second, or a later, printing is superior in that regard, the allure of the first pales somewhat.
Lord Thomas Littleton Powys Lilford’s ‘Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands’, when kept nicely, is a beautiful production. 421 striking coloured plates mostly by J.G. Keulemans and Archibald Thorburn (most lithographed, some handcoloured) jostle for attention within its often handsome boards. It appeared in seven volumes over a number of years with the first edition commencing in 1885. The second though, beginning 1891, is the one many collectors desire because both publisher and author agreed the reproduction of the plates was superior.
So, you’ll hear no apologies from us about this being the second. It’s a stunning survival in fine internal condition, with barely a spot.
Here's a little peek my "Chrysalis" collection. I'm deviating from wax preservation with this set and keeping them as is. They'll be securely encapsulated in glass. 🌿
Rotifer! I only seen these flattened and stationary in a compound microscopes before, and here it is in their mobile glory in a dissecting scope. They’re near microscopic aquatic animals, sometimes called wheel animals, using circular rows of cilia around their mouth to draw in water and food to eat. If you notice carefully you can water swirling into its mouth. #science #naturalhistory
Mary Anning - The Amazing women who Discovered Dinosaurs. Fossil collector and paleontologist, born 1799
🦕STAY CURIOUS 🦖 #maryanningrocks
The dates are set for the University of Utah 2019 Archaeological Summer Field School held at the Range Creek Field Station!! June 10-July 31st. Applications are due by March 1, 2019. Apply now. Space is limited. Spread the word!
It’s turning into an annual event now it seems - we’re giving away one of our exclusive screen prints from this year: ‘Billions and Billions’ illustrated by @andreslozanom.
It’s inspired by every curious child and adult who loves to look up on a cloudless night sky and get lost in the vast black starry-filled void, we call Space.
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The giveaway closes at 12:00am GMT Friday 21st December. And the lucky winner will be chosen randomly and announced via our Stories. Shipping Worldwide! Thanking you all for the continued support this 2018 ✨💫☄️🌓 🔭🚀
For the last 4 months I have been working on an artist book, it is probably the most personal work I’ve made to date. ‘Long-term Healing’ outlines the non-linear healing process an individual goes through after experiencing trauma. Working on this project has been emotionally draining, but it has also been rewarding and beneficial to my own healing.
throwback to that time when Vilma came back from the woods with the moose bones she found.
I’m guessing I have been to New York City somewhere in the vicinity of fifty times, and today was the first time I went to the absolutely incredible AMNH. Where have I been? And how soon can I come back? I could easily spend a week straight in there just taking it all in, but instead I had four hours and hardly made a dent. I’d move here just for this.
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Field paleontology usually starts with a lot of walking and searching before you find anything worth digging up 🚶🏼♀️🚶🏽♂️🚶🏻♂️⛏️. For every six foot long fish 🐟 skeleton (like the one our 2018 students excavated), you find dozens of isolated small fish bones and teeth on the surface. These individual fossil bones are still important, though! They tell us that there are lots of fossils here, and that we should keep walking and searching for identifiable fossils still in the ground. .
#Paleontology #Fossils #Science #Camp #Education #STEM #Outdoors #Fieldwork #Highschool #Explore #Geology #NaturalHistory
Anyone still working with this bloodline???
The skeleton of a giant ground sloth that used to exist in florida. My sister and neice were goofing around in front of it 😂😋 this is a great place to go on a rainy day.
Feeling like a kid again @floridamuseum
with my whole family! How cool are these preserved bug samples! The butterflies tho 😲😃🦋🦗
the huge globe at the lates event w NERC- pretty cool