Martha Maxwell

The Five Foot Hunter #OTD It’s the death day of naturalist, artist, and taxidermist, Martha and Maxwell, who died on this day in 1881. She helped found modern taxidermy. At just 5 feet tall, Maxwell became an accomplished hunter. One historian wrote, “What distinguished Martha from other taxidermists of the day was that Martha Maxwell…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Why do you garden? This was a question that was posted in a Facebook group I belong to, and it received over 1400 responses. The most popular were: it’s calming to bring beauty into my life to connect with nature healthy food There’s another benefit that many people often overlook: staying physically active. If you…

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