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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.

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May 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Williams: Star Wars

May 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

M.C. Escher: Sky and Water 1

Gayle Thomas | 1998 | 3 min

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April 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Spring Rain

by Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694)

Spring rain
leaking through the roof
dripping from the wasps’ nest

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April 17, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Spring-time sweet!

The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet.

March 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Shahrazad, una storia ancora…

March 11, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Sleepsong

earthsongs
Earthsongs

by Fionnuala Gill & Secret Garden

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February 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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