Posts filed under ‘.biology’

Travel Deep Inside a Leaf


December 27, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Summer Birds

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian
By Margarita Engle
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. She watched carefully as caterpillars spun themselves cocoons, which opened to reveal summer birds, or butterflies and moths. Maria studied the whole life cycle of the summer birds, and documented what she learned in vibrant paintings.

This is the story of one young girl who took the time to observe and learn, and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

Maria Merian’s Butterflies: The Illustrated Story of How a 17th-Century Woman Forever Changed the Course of Science Through Art


May 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm 1 comment

Color Test

October 26, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The private life of plants


July 28, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Galaxy DNA Song


July 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Tree of Life


October 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment