by Elaine Luther
Since so many jewelry artists cite nature as an inspiration, I thought I’d share this site, Linnean Online, where you can find images of butterflies, moths and more.
“The Linnean Society is the custodian of Linnaeus’ collections, which comprises specimens of plants (14,000), fish (168), shells (1,564) and insects (3,198) acquired from the widow of Carl Linnaeus in 1784 by James Edward Smith as well as Smith’s own plant (17,000 specimens) and insect (5,800) collections. The collections also include the library of Linnaeus (some 1600 volumes) and around 3000 letters and manuscripts.
It is the Linnean Society’s aim to make available its primary research material in digital formats to support taxonomic and conservation efforts worldwide as well as providing public pleasure and enjoyment.”
Visit the site here, www.linnean-online.org.
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