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    Marvellous micro-organisms 3: Euglena

    This final blog on micro-organisms, features the Euglena.  Like the Ameoba and Paramecium, the euglena is a free-living unicellular organism. Introduction to the Euglena It is found in fresh water (often in puddles or ponds) and differs from ameoba and paramecium in being able to photosynthesize, and so produce its own source of food.  The euglena appears green […] Read more

    Marvellous micro-organisms 2: Paramecium

    Natural history illustration involves painting plants, animals, and other wonders of the natural world.  Micro-organisms fall under this umbrella, and although extremely small they are still deserving of our attention (and illustrations).  Last week I looked at the Ameoba.  This week it’s the turn of the Paramecium. Introduction to the Paramecium Like the amoeba, the Paramecium […] Read more

    Marvellous micro-organisms 1: Amoeba

    Scientific illustration involves drawing all sorts of natural history specimens; botanical, animal, and even microscopic.  In this series of three blogs I’ll give a brief introduction to three common (and very cool) micro-organisms.  The first is the Amoeba. Amoeba: an introduction Amoeba are free-living aquatic creatures, and can be seen in any drop of standing […] Read more

    Natural history illustrations of Dragonflies

    Following on from my natural science entomological illustrations of damselflies last week; this week I’ll be looking at common British dragonflies. I really learnt to love these amazing animals whilst working on a series of postage stamps for Jersey Post (see my blog on this “dream job“); and this affection continues. Identifying dragonflies Dragonflies are glorious insects, […] Read more

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