This Week's Post: An Invitation to Visit the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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An Invitation to Visit the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Celebration of the Earth's biological diversity is one of the goals of the art and writing projects of Mountain Bear Ink.

My drawings, woodcuts, and handmade books are designed to foster an awareness of the amazing variety of organisms on Earth, the essential services they perform, and their current status in the shadow of an ever-increasing human population.

Consider becoming familiar with another related website-- the Biodiversity Heritage Library.  This site archives scientific reports, surveys, and other materials related to our planet's biological entities.  I am particularlyimpressed by the organization's  fascinating collection of illustrations from all over the world.

The BHL's mission:  "The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community."

Posted below are two examples of pages from the BHL collection.