Scientific, botanical, animal and nature illustrations.
Inspired by taxonomy.

 

Corvus corax.
The Common Raven has coexisted with humans for thousands of years and in some areas have been so numerous that they are considered a pest. Part of its success comes from its omnivorous diet; Common Ravens are extremely versatile and opportunistic in finding sources of nutrition, feeding on carrion, insects, cereal grains, berries, fruit, small animals, and food waste.

Corvus corax.

The Common Raven has coexisted with humans for thousands of years and in some areas have been so numerous that they are considered a pest. Part of its success comes from its omnivorous diet; Common Ravens are extremely versatile and opportunistic in finding sources of nutrition, feeding on carrion, insects, cereal grains, berries, fruit, small animals, and food waste.

Vitis vinifera (Common Grape Vine) and Eumorpha labruscae (The Gaudy Sphinx moth)
 by Maria Sibylla Merian.

Vitis vinifera (Common Grape Vine) and Eumorpha labruscae (The Gaudy Sphinx moth)

 by Maria Sibylla Merian.

steelylaceribbon:

“Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium”, Plate LX, (1705)

Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 1647 – 13 January 1717) was a Swiss naturalist and scientific illustrator, founders of one of Europe’s largest publishing houses in the 17th century.
Today is her 366th birthday!

steelylaceribbon:

“Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium”, Plate LX, (1705)

Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 1647 – 13 January 1717) was a Swiss naturalist and scientific illustrator, founders of one of Europe’s largest publishing houses in the 17th century.

Today is her 366th birthday!

throughallseasons:

Lilac taken from
Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe
Louis van Houtte (1810–1876) 
Scan of original book from Botanicus
Wikimeda

throughallseasons:

Lilac taken from

Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe

Louis van Houtte (1810–1876)

Scan of original book from Botanicus

Wikimeda

(Source: heaveninawildflower)

scientificillustration:

n230_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.

The Nile crocodile or common crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an African crocodile.

scientificillustration:

n230_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.

The Nile crocodile or common crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an African crocodile.

The redcurrant (or red currant), Ribes rubrum, is a member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family Grossulariaceae, native to parts of western Europe (Belgium, France, Norway, Sweden,Germany, Netherlands, northern Italy, northern Spain, Portugal and Poland). It is a deciduous shrub normally growing to 1-1.5 m tall, occasionally 2 m, with five-lobed leaves arranged spirally on the stems.
(via Grossulariaceae)

The redcurrant (or red currant), Ribes rubrum, is a member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family Grossulariaceaenative to parts of western Europe (BelgiumFranceNorwaySweden,GermanyNetherlands, northern Italy, northern SpainPortugal and Poland). It is a deciduous shrub normally growing to 1-1.5 m tall, occasionally 2 m, with five-lobed leaves arranged spirally on the stems.

(via Grossulariaceae)