Edith Coleman

The Wasp and the Orchid Today is the birthday of the Australian naturalist and prolific writer Edith Coleman. Until recently, little was known about Edith. The author, Danielle Claude, wrote a book about Edith called The Wasp and the Orchid, which explored how Edith went from being a housewife until the age of 48 and then…

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Today we remember the botanist who jumped in a birch bark canoe with Aaron Greeley and paddled to Mackinac Island 110 years ago today. We’ll also learn about the woman who was a housewife until the age of 48 and then transformed into one of Australia’s leading naturalists. We celebrate the artist who died today…

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Edith Coleman

Appreciation for Orchids #OTD It’s the birthday of Edith Coleman, an Australian naturalist, and a prolific writer, who was born on this day in 1874. Until recently, little was known about Coleman. The author, Danielle Claude, wrote a book about Coleman called The Wasp and the Orchid, which explored how Coleman went from being a housewife until…

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Do you have children or grandchildren? A Peter Rabbit Garden is a lovely idea for you to consider. Of course, Peter Rabbit is the creation of Beatrix Potter, who was a noted botanist and mycologist. (A mycologist studies fungi). Potter’s garden was located at Hill Top Farm. In making your Peter Rabbit garden, you could…

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