Aloe aloe!

9 September 2016 by

If, like me, you lack the green fingers to care even for plants such as aloes and cacti that are…

Hupda girl, drawn by Richard Spruce

Spruce up the Amazon

11 June 2015 by

Over the past few weeks I’ve been adding some rather striking images to the Royal Society’s rich Picture Library. They…

'Sea fairy' by T A Stephenson FRS, 1935

Fairytale of Aberystwyth

19 December 2013 by

Christmas is the traditional time for fairytales, from Peter Pan to The Nutcracker, and I’ve just discovered another fairy-story from looking…