you may have caught on to my passion for books (ha!) but maybe not to my passion for field guides and natural history books. old ones, especially. the dedication of natural historians amazes me. they take their time. they look. they listen. they look and listen more. they record with pencil and paints.at school we take the students to job sites three times a week. one of our sites is a library. each year we help with the friends of the library book sale, we sort, arrange, and after it's over box potentially salable books and throw away many, many others. it's painful to throw books out. i retrieve a few that the library is happy to donate to us. and i'm happy any time a student wants a book. (maybe they'll read it.)
who knew anyone would study these?
apparently pollen loads on bees can be color traced.
look at those reds!
and blues. and i'm not sure, but i think she painted these! possibly not, but they are wonderful, thick paint chips.
dorothy hodge traced these pollen loads by color to their flower sources. by season.
and now i wonder about the pigments in pollen!
she painted and drew all kinds of color chips and bees and pollens.
and another cool book
more pollen loads.