Audrey D. Clark

  • The Shoemaker Taxonomist

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    by Audrey Clark Inside the eight-foot tall olive-green metal cabinet are stacks of black, sturdy shoeboxes. Inside these are small cardboard boxes decorated with Victorian-style script announcing that they contain the finest buttons and sewing needles. These little boxes hold hundreds of dried mushrooms with brittle, yellowed tags looped around them, labeled in the faded, elegant […]
    Posted March 05, 2012.
  • The Charisma of the Drab

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    by Audrey Clark Wandering down Boulevard Saint Germain near Notre Dame in Paris, I passed a store window filled with insect specimens on display. The stylish sign read Claude et Nature (Claude and Nature). I veered into the store, astonished that such a place exists. A small stuffed bison (small for a bison, that is) stood […]
    Posted February 08, 2012.
  • Happy Maggot Land

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    by Audrey Clark I came in to my cubicle at school last week to find a maggot squinching across my desk. After a moment of shock and disgust, I thought, “Ooh! What a nice present!” You know you’re a naturalist when finding a maggot among your things makes you happy. I’ve been collecting insects, so I […]
    Posted January 30, 2012.