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Little Island, Hundreds of Beetles

(This post relates to an ongoing project in Canterbury, the wider context of which you can read about here.) I have just finished curating my first beetle collection at the Natural History Museum, with many thanks to Alex Greenslade who

Dorcus

Little Island, Hundreds of Beetles

(This post relates to an ongoing project in Canterbury, the wider context of which you can read about here.) I have just finished curating my first beetle collection at the Natural History Museum, with many thanks to Alex Greenslade who

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A Consilience

Back in that millennium year – when I was 10 – the Belgian artist Jan Fabre was busy creeping around the Natural History Museum’s collections dressed as a beetle, along with 5 other insect fanciers from the museum (also dressed as various

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A Consilience

Back in that millennium year – when I was 10 – the Belgian artist Jan Fabre was busy creeping around the Natural History Museum’s collections dressed as a beetle, along with 5 other insect fanciers from the museum (also dressed as various

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Woodstock Handmade Houses

I found this book whilst trying to feed my imagination and obsession with handmade houses. I don’t think they capture the essence of sustainable living so much as just a grand designs in the wood, something that Kevin McCloud actually

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Woodstock Handmade Houses

I found this book whilst trying to feed my imagination and obsession with handmade houses. I don’t think they capture the essence of sustainable living so much as just a grand designs in the wood, something that Kevin McCloud actually

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Now It’s Right Under Your Nose

Noah and Jade’s documentary is now finished and ready to stream online! It will cost you a small amount to ‘rent’, but if you have seen the trailer then I’m sure you will agree with me that these two are

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Now It’s Right Under Your Nose

Noah and Jade’s documentary is now finished and ready to stream online! It will cost you a small amount to ‘rent’, but if you have seen the trailer then I’m sure you will agree with me that these two are

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Under our Nose

I have learnt a lot of interesting things about poo recently. Well, two things, both of which will be featured on this blog. Here’s number one. Noah Baker and Jade Hoffman this year spent their summer in Washington state. They were

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Under our Nose

I have learnt a lot of interesting things about poo recently. Well, two things, both of which will be featured on this blog. Here’s number one. Noah Baker and Jade Hoffman this year spent their summer in Washington state. They were

Mounted Scarab Beetles

Not Just Looking in the Scientists Cupboard, but Climbing In: Volunteering at the Natural History Museum

The journey from being a literature student to declaring myself a naturalist took only the words of Gerald Durrell, but going from there to working in the Entomology department of the Natural History Museum was altogether more extreme and unlikely

Mounted Scarab Beetles

Not Just Looking in the Scientists Cupboard, but Climbing In: Volunteering at the Natural History Museum

The journey from being a literature student to declaring myself a naturalist took only the words of Gerald Durrell, but going from there to working in the Entomology department of the Natural History Museum was altogether more extreme and unlikely