Curator Carol Davies writes:
“These pictures are from an old nature book, made by a school pupil nearly two hundred years ago. Can you see that he has made some leaf rubbings and he has drawn an early microscope to look at small bugs?
You can make leaf rubbings just like these at home using wax crayons! Nowadays you can also use a plastic magnifying glass to look at bugs in the garden.
Good luck to all of you starting school again and enjoy your nature watching!”
Carol Davies AMA
Curator of Collections