The Metamorphosis of A Butterfly

  A couple of months ago I came across some very beautifully illustrated books about Maria Sybilla Merian , a naturalist and scientific illustrator born in the 17th century, who was one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly. Her artistic skills and careful observations were extraordinary, as was her determination to travel as far as to Surinam toContinue reading “The Metamorphosis of A Butterfly”