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November 29, 2010


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Haha this is so funny I live close to the Harvard Museum and here I am online looking at on your blog.
It's a beautiful place. Looking forward to experiencing it again soon. Thanks for the reminder to visit it.
Can't wait to see more pix from your point of view.


I didn't know snail shells could be so colourful.. I'm looking forward to the rest of your visit.


I am a quick couple of hours away, thanks for the colorful reminder of the adventures that are available! Your blog warms my heart and helps re-mind me to remarry nature. thanks so much for the inspiration.


What beautiful displays. One of my favourite parts of working on the "Moths at Large" exhibit was getting the chance to create a display case of moth specimens like the ones you've shown here. It was such a joy to work with nature's beauty!

Geninne D. Zlatkis

****claps hands excitedly****
Yay! Thank you for taking us along!
I have a book called: "The Rarest of the Rare: Stories Behind the Treasures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History" and it's absolutely fascinating.
Man oh man...am I excited for tomorrow!!! ;)
****claps hands excitedly****---again


gah! it's all so fantastic. i wish there was a natural history museum near here i could visit - the only one i've ever been to was when i was in london. can't wait to see more of your pics.


WOW, WOW, WOW! Those are the most beautiful displays. Not just the incredible little creatures but the arrangements as well. It's fantastic to be able to tag along. I've only had one visit to Harvard and had just enough time for one of the art museums there.
Those beetles, really got me, amazing sizes and shapes. Can't wait to see more - thanks!


these displays are absolutely breathtaking ! They are so creative ! Thank you so much for taking us along this amazing museum, I can't wait to see more of your adventures & discoveries !! oxoxo hugs

Karen at sew and sow life

Thanks for stirring up old memories. When I was a child, we visited there often. It was one of my favorite places. So quiet, with creaky floors, and a magical smell and so many things to look at!


Oh! I can see why these displays were right up your street! such great colour, and unusual layouts - esp the beetles and the Oakleaf butterfly (now there is a daywear/eveningwear kind of camouflage!). Lovely post, thank you. Cx

The Muse of The Day

It must have been very hard to leave the building. Carolina


Wonderful!I'm enchanted with those displays, to me, they are a great example how art and science are meant to work together. Unfortunatelly, i live too far, but you brought me the chance to visi it with you! Thanks so much for sharing with us.


Fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing. I adore Natural History museums. I love the swirls of bees.


Nature's art is mesmerizing. I love the insects and the way they are displayed. The snails are lovely too, I've seen some like them on Canadian blogger's sites. Thanks for sharing this trip with us, now I'm itching to go the the Field Museum and see some for myself. I can't wait to see the moths, as they are my favorite.


Oh duh, I went looking for where I'd seen the lovely snails (I blog hop like a mad person) and they are yours! You are in Canada, right? I remember trying to discover where you find such lovely snails, as ours are plain grey here. So, I am forgetful and envious :)


Lovely! I love Natural History Museums.I recently visited the Natural History Museum in Vienna(Wien,Austria) and it was amazing!
I loved your photos,the beetles look as if they are marching for a battle!I wouldn't mind having a couple of those Cuban land snails at home at all!And I would love to see the glass flower too!Ariadne from Greece!

Mary B, Cambridge MA

Thanks for great post. And that was from just two of the 17 galleries at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA. I recognized displays from Arthropods: Creatures that Rule and the new exhibition on Language of Color, how animals communicate with color. Can't wait until you get to the dinosaurs, the huge Kronosaurus, and all the whale skeletons! Check out all the exhibitions at www.hmnh.harvard.edu

Emily Z.



I am grateful to you for posting these indescribably beautiful pictures.

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