Tonight sees the Museum's Night Safari Halloween Special where Lisa Di Tommaso, our Earth Sciences Assistant Librarian, will be offering up some of the Library's more spooky, mythical and Halloween-related holdings. Below are a selection of our weird and wonderful wonders!
Mythical monsters of the two and four-legged variety from Ulyssis Aldrovandi's Monstorium historia (1642).
A p-terrifying Pterosaur by Neave Parker (1910-1961)
Actaea pachypoda (also known as Doll's eyes
|A not so scary orchid by William King (fl.1760s)|
or White Baneberry) by William King (fl.1760s)
Ghosts of the fungal variety? Lycoperdon colifornize
by Mary Turner (c.1800)
A black raven from John Gould's Introduction to the
Birds of Great Britain (1862)