Friday, November 2, 2012

Natural history and Botanical library - great resource in Flickr

botanical from   The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)

I was pinning - once again - this and that...and suddenly I saw Jeska Hearne's pin of botanical illustration. She is behind the Lobster and swan blog. I was following the pic and by doing that I found this great resource in Flickr to anyone who is interested in nature and it's shapes and forms in art work or just in general knowledge. 

 The edible Mollusca , The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)

The edible Mollusca of Great Britain and Ireland

Direct quote from BHL's Flickr page: The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.”

They are also asking if we can help them by adding MACHINE TAGS to images to supplement Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). Well, have to admit that is so too much asked and complicated to me with these skills what I have...but if you can, please do help them. To me this is great find and very good source of inspiration and knowledge.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
Choix des plus belles fleurs: et des plus beaux fruits

The Great Barrier Reef of Australia; its products and potentialities. Plates.

All the pictures in this post are from BHL Flickr photostream.


  1. This is such a treasure trove, didn't know the BHL's site. Thanks for sharing!

    1. ...and you need quite a lot of time to go through it...there's always more...that is great!


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