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Monday, May 24, 2010

Hummingbird's Nest

I found this the other day--I think the babies were out of it before the wind knocked it down--I hope so. Click on the picture to see this up close--there's lichen, white fluff from what?, little feathers, bits of eucalyptus bark, and other very small things. The nest is very soft and I imagine the eggs were tucked in under the edges?

Ernst Haeckel, born in 1834, a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist, created these beautiful illustrations in his book, Artforms of Nature (1904)
With all those titles, he should have drawn out a page full of hats--all kinds of hats!

Hummingbirds

Lichens

Lizards

Moths

3 comments:

martha miller (it's all art) said...

ooooooooh, i LOVE those illustrations!

Susan Beauchemin said...

Yes! ME TOO!!

Dean Grey said...

Haeckel's illustrations are AMAZING! So detailed and full of color!

-Dean