Unusual Taxidermic Needlepoint with Scottish Naturalist Eliza Brightwen

Eliza Brightwen - Scottish naturalist

“The bones were cleaned, boiled, and dried. They were used as the wings for embroidered insects or leaves for flowers.” February 19, 1974 On this day, The Journal Herald out of Dayton, Ohio, published a little snippet about the naturalist Eliza Brightwen and her unusual needlepoint methods: If you are tired of the same crewel and needlepoint…

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Remembering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Writer, Gardener, and Naturalist

“One of the reasons so many of us have a soft spot in our hearts for the Little House books is because Laura was so descriptive; she was a natural storyteller. She was also a little naturalist on the prairie.” February 10, 1957 On this day, the American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder died.   One…

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