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  • The Shoemaker Taxonomist

    Audrey D. Clark on EcoBlog
    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…[Read more]
    Posted March 05, 2012.
  • The Charisma of the Drab

    Audrey D. Clark on EcoBlog
    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

    Audrey D. Clark on EcoBlog
    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.