Stag Beetle

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What beauty is, I know not, 
though it adheres to many things.
—Albrecht Dürer

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The Little Owl

durer-owlAlbrecht Dürer  (May 1471 – April 1528)

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Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician, and theorist

Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician, and theorist

Tuft of Cowslips

primula_durer2Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528)

The primrose, as every one knows, flowers a little earlier in the spring than the cowslip, and inhabits slightly different stations and districts. The primrose generally grows on banks or in woods, whilst the cowslip is found in more open places.
The cowslip is habitually visited during the day by the larger humble-bees (namely Bombus muscorum and hortorum), and at night by moths, as I have seen in the case of Cucullia. The primrose is never visited (and I speak after many years’ observation) by the larger humble-bees, and only rarely by the smaller kinds; hence its fertilisation must depend almost exclusively on moths.
Charles Darwin