Notes from the Labyrinth

An experiment in non-linear time

Category Archives: taxonomy

“Collecting” wild flowers

by Caroline on September 10, 2013, no comments

An I-Spy book from 1980s Britain, another way to “collect” nature. The images are arranged by plant habit, and spying enough of them, especially the rarer ones, could earn you a certificate! Between these books and my Mum’s instruction I knew the names of many wild flowers. Well, the crazy pressed wild flower collection I […]

Visual Taxonomy

by Caroline on August 27, 2013, no comments

Not to be confused with taxidermy! These images are from the American Museum of Natural Science. They have a huge display wall showing how we classify life. I am fascinated by the subtle grids and systems that underlie these displays.