Follow a 360° family fungi foray | Natural History Museum

Follow a 360° family fungi foray | Natural History Museum

My name’s Sophie, I’m the area ranger here at Springhill National Trust property at Moneymore. Springhill is what they call a plantation house, so it was built by planters who came over from Scotland in the 17th century. It’s made up of farmland, woodland, parkland, gardens and it would have been about 300 acres at…Continue reading Follow a 360° family fungi foray | Natural History Museum

Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds at Shelburne Museum

Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds at Shelburne Museum

♪ Kevin MacLeod, “Dreamer” ♪ Freedom in the wilds means to Weston, the exquisite, creative energy that comes from his intimate knowledge of the wilderness. Our upcoming show, Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds, examines the early and late work of American 20th century painter Harold Weston. Weston did an extraordinary job of capturing all…Continue reading Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds at Shelburne Museum

Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum

Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum

At the Natural History Museum in London, the finishing touches are being made to an exhibition which explores life that exists in near-total darkness. The Museum is working with a specialist design studio to use video gaming technology to bring visitors closer to some of the most inaccessible environments on the planet. Life in the…Continue reading Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum

Diving in the dark: exploring underground realms | Natural History Museum

Diving in the dark: exploring underground realms | Natural History Museum

We think we know our planet, but hidden below its surface is a dark and mysterious world. For me and for other cave explorers, we look into those black doorways and we see nothing but opportunity. Mountaineers often say that they climb mountains, because they’re there. We go into caves and go cave diving, because…Continue reading Diving in the dark: exploring underground realms | Natural History Museum

How to make a natural Christmas wreath | Natural History Museum

How to make a natural Christmas wreath | Natural History Museum

What you need Foliage, gloves, pruning shears, ribbon, twine Step 1. Collect Find a spot where you have permission to collect foliage Put on gloves to protect your hands Pick foliage of different sizes, textures and colours Evergreens such as conifers and holly will keep for longer Pine cones and feathers make nice decorations Step…Continue reading How to make a natural Christmas wreath | Natural History Museum