It’s a Wonderful Life – an Inordinate Fondness for Insects

Another excellent blogpost from @EntoProf! Behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum. Sharon Macdonald’s idea of ‘object-love’ is certainly on display here. I think museum storerooms are fantastic places for teaching and learning. A dedicated space for curiosity!

Don't Forget the Roundabouts

On Tuesday (4th February) I had the very pleasant task of escorting the MSc Entomology and Integrated Pest management Students from Harper Adams University on a trip to visit the Entomology Department at the Natural History Museum, London.  Despite having to leave at six in the morning all the students were on time (I hesitate to add bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as that would be a patent untruth), but they were there on time.  I almost didn’t make it on time, as being a Yorkshire man, I decided that rather than leave my outside light on all day, I would try to make it to my garden gate in the dark.  Consequently, I had a very close encounter with my garden pond and turned up at the coach with a wet sleeve, a bruised knee, skinned knuckles and one leg of my jeans tastefully decorated with pond-weed.  Still the four-hour journey from Edgmond to London gave…

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