What’s wrong with this echidna in the collection? | Natural History Museum

What’s wrong with this echidna in the collection? | Natural History Museum

This spiny animal with a wobbly gait is an echidna Not only is it a mammal that lays eggs, it’s also hiding other secrets… Echidnas are fantastic creatures and they have some amazing features. But one of the most bizarre features that they have is that their hind feet are actually pointed backwards. In fact,…Continue reading What’s wrong with this echidna in the collection? | Natural History Museum

Mary Anning and her surprising Dorset discoveries | Natural History Museum

Mary Anning and her surprising Dorset discoveries | Natural History Museum

Behind me is Black Ven, near Lyme Regis, where Mary Anning did a lot of her hunting. Mary was really the first person who looked inside coprolites and saw the remains of fish, with scales and bone. And this prompted William Buckland, who was a well-known geologist, to confirm that they were coprolites, which is…Continue reading Mary Anning and her surprising Dorset discoveries | Natural History Museum