“When dead the brilliant green hue disappeared altogether, the markings remaining only steel-blue.” This tiny beetle, species Laius bellulus was probably painted under a magnifying glass.
“Caught at Wibaka, Darling, near the camp, on oct. 10 60; it run along the ground and enterd the small cracks of the dried up soil when-ever they were in its way. Color: beautiful steel-blue, (which, in the sun, changed to a brilliant green) and orange. Antennae: composed of 10 parts of which the second is very large. Feet with 5 divisions.
When dead the grilliant green hue disappeared altogether, the markings remaining only steel-blue.
Oct 10 60
The Darling Pea Swainsonia greyana
Long haired or plague rat
The doctors and the artists tent.
Application – Ludwig Becker
Towards base camp
Two explorers with reports about life on a sand hill
Environmental Expedition Mission
Burke and Wills Environmental Expedition Artwork Melbourne to Menindee
Burke and Wills Environmental Expedition Artwork Menindee to Coopers Creek
Becker and Burke
Ben’s Ammonite Discovery
The Aussie Accent
Story education resources
Education Museum Victoria: Drawing on Nature
This education kit describes a range of art activities inspired by objects found in nature.
The kit seeks to encourage and inspire people of all ages to engage with natural science and their local environment through art activities. Participants will be able to closely investigate specimens they gather themselves, and to explore a range of drawing techniques, including some used by scientists and scientific illustrators in museums. It is suitable for both adults and children.