Maria Sibylla Merian painted caterpillars with their corresponding cocoons and butterflies on a host plant. While most of Maria's peers in the 17th century admired her for her artistry, now her work is considered one of the earliest examples of ecology.
Images courtesy of Smithsonian Libraries.
Music in this episode:
The Everlasting Itch For Things Remote by Gillicuddy
Violins and Tea (Instrumental) by Loch Lomond
Skirting Boards by Bleak House
Alchemical by Blue Dot Sessions
Tweedlebugs by Podington Bear
Betrayal, Lies and Disaster by The Losers
A Garden And A Library by Gillicuddy
Eight by Marcel Pequel
2 Spring_Summer by Dustin Wong
Is That You Or Are You You? by Chris Zabriskie
A Simple Shroud by Blue Dot Sessions
Idea by Kai Engel
Chromium Blush by Blue Dot Sessions