Category Archives: nature

Joseph Banks, Banks' Florilegium, Sydney Parkinson, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Banksia serrata, commonly known as Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia, Saw-tooth Banksia and Red Honeysuckle, is a species of woody shrub or tree of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to east coast Australia is

Joseph Banks, Banks' Florilegium, Sydney Parkinson, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Banksia serrata, commonly known as Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia, Saw-tooth Banksia and Red Honeysuckle, is a species of woody shrub or tree of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to east coast Australia is

Sydney Parkinson, Banks' Florilegium, Endeavour botanical illustrations, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Ficus parkinsonii was the name given to a type of Australian fig, which today is known by the trinomial moniker Ficus superba var. henneana. The specimen above was collected by the naturalist Joseph Banks on a brief visit to Booby

Sydney Parkinson, Banks' Florilegium, Endeavour botanical illustrations, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Ficus parkinsonii was the name given to a type of Australian fig, which today is known by the trinomial moniker Ficus superba var. henneana. The specimen above was collected by the naturalist Joseph Banks on a brief visit to Booby

Carl Linnaeus, Systema Naturae, sexual system, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States. It was one of the many species first described by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in his

Carl Linnaeus, Systema Naturae, sexual system, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States. It was one of the many species first described by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in his

Something rather beautiful

As the 2012 transit of Venus draws close, it marks the culmination of five years hard work for one Australian artist. Lynette Wallworth’s film, Coral: Rekindling Venus, will begin screening in 24 venues around the world on June 5, to

Something rather beautiful

As the 2012 transit of Venus draws close, it marks the culmination of five years hard work for one Australian artist. Lynette Wallworth’s film, Coral: Rekindling Venus, will begin screening in 24 venues around the world on June 5, to

Strelitzia reginae, Robert Thornton, New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus, Carl Linnaeus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Yesterday, to coincide with the 305th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, the Biodiversity Heritage Library released The Carl Linnaeus Collection, its latest series of titles via iTunes U. Linnaeus laid the foundations for the way

Strelitzia reginae, Robert Thornton, New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus, Carl Linnaeus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Yesterday, to coincide with the 305th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, the Biodiversity Heritage Library released The Carl Linnaeus Collection, its latest series of titles via iTunes U. Linnaeus laid the foundations for the way

eclipse, astronomy, 2012, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Incredible eclipse pics

If you were lucky enough to witness yesterday’s annular eclipse, visible across the Pacific from Asia to the US, then the photos likely won’t live up to the experience. If you didn’t, however, and you’ve somehow managed to miss the stunning

eclipse, astronomy, 2012, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Incredible eclipse pics

If you were lucky enough to witness yesterday’s annular eclipse, visible across the Pacific from Asia to the US, then the photos likely won’t live up to the experience. If you didn’t, however, and you’ve somehow managed to miss the stunning

The Temple of Flora, Robert Thornton, botanical illustrations, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

“Botanical illustrators have always had to create a balance between science and art. The purpose of botanical books, from the earliest printed herbals in the 15th century, was to allow plants to be easily identified,” according to the State Library

The Temple of Flora, Robert Thornton, botanical illustrations, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

“Botanical illustrators have always had to create a balance between science and art. The purpose of botanical books, from the earliest printed herbals in the 15th century, was to allow plants to be easily identified,” according to the State Library