Curiosity Cabinet

Three Things I’m Curious About This Week #9

This beautifully illustrated nature journals by Mark James Newton, The Artful Ranger. I wish I could draw just so that I could make something like this.

An hand illustrated page from a nature journal with drawings of Snow Buntings and Ravens.
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The Massonia lily, which is pollinated by gerbils who gather pollen on their tummies when they’re eating the flower’s nectar. Do I secretly want a miniature ecosystem of gerbil pollinators? Yes. Yes. I do.

A flower with broad leaves that are flat against the ground. The flower has a cluster of white stamens that protrude upwards.
Consultaplantas, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Stop motion animation is amazing in any form, but animator Andrea Love has created this using felt which blows my mind. There are more felt-animated videos on the artist’s website and Instagram.

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