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Happy Word Numbat Day! The first published image of a numbat accompanied its 1836 scientific description; see it and other 19th century plates in this gallery.
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November 3rd is World Jellyfish Day! To celebrate, here is a dozen of Ernst Haeckel’s “medusae” plates from Kunstformen der Natur (1899-1904) as well as the cover art that features a bonus one.
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English sisters Mary & Elizabeth Kirby were prolific producers of books dedicated to popularizing science & nature study in the Victorian era. Their 1874 book Humming-birds included 6 color plates…
June 21st is World Giraffe Day! These two life-size giraffe petroglyphs are the largest known animal carvings in the world.
Happy birthday to iconic Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher, born 125 years ago today! Animal forms inspired many of his works, including reptiles. Here is a favorite example, Reptiles from 1943:
June 16th is World Sea Turtle Day! Check out Andy Warhol’s 1985 sea turtle art and find out what movie it was made for.
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June 1st is World Reef Day! Here are some vintage travel posters with artwork featuring underwater scenes of the Great Barrier Reef.
May 31st is World Parrot Day!
To celebrate, here are two cockatoos seen at the recent Majolica Mania exhibition at the Walters Art Museum:
May 23rd is World Turtle Day! This tortoise painting was an interesting find in the British portraiture rooms at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Even the signage acknowledges how unusual it is!
May 20th is World Bee Day! This is the perfect excuse to share this dress…