Curiosity Cabinet

Three Things I’m Curious About This Week #25

This thread about the differences between British and Italian bird names.

A brown bird with a black head and white collar perches on top of a seed head.
Known as a Stonechat in England, it’s a Jump-on-a-Pole in Italy. Photo by David @ The HALL of EINAR via Twitter.

The duck orchid (Caleana major), named because it resembles, well, a duck.

A delicate purple orchid with petals shaped like a duck in flight.
Photo by Poyt448 Peter Woodard, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The miniature installation art of Miguel Marquez Outside (Michael Pederson).

A close up of a corner of an old brick building. A white daisy grows at the base of the wall. A sign above the flower reads "Urban Weed Awards, Best in Show."
Urban Weed Award by Miguel Marquez Outside via