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:
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April 26th is Audubon Day. Included in Audubon’s Birds of America collection are illustrations of 5 birds that would soon after become extinct, along with 3 others that are now also feared extinct.
It was on this day (21 February) in 1918 that the last known Carolina Parakeet, Incas, died at the Cincinnati Zoo – tragically, in the same cage the last known Passenger Pigeon, Martha, had died only four years earlier. (Even worse, unlike Martha, whose body was sent to the Smithsonian…