An Inordinate Fondness #11 – Kindergarten Kunstkammer is hot off the press, and you MUST read it! Adrian Thysse, the polymath behind The Bug Whisperer (as well as Voyages Around My Camera, A Natural Evolution, and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Centraal), adopts an appropriately Renaissance theme to this latest AIF issue. It seems that one “Theodosius Macraeinius” spilled his gift box of beetles in Ferrante Imperato’s private museum (“Kunstkammer”) before properly curating its rare contents and needs help from the readers to locate and “pin” them. Intrigued? Take a look for yourself and see if you can find each of the 12 rare beauties – successfully pinning them brings up a delightful post about the beetle and the particulars of its “collection.” Bravo, Adrian!
Next month AIF moves to the blogosphere’s original bug blog, Bug Girl’s Blog – Adrian has given her a hard act to follow, but Bug Girl didn’t become an icon through lack of considerable talent in her own right. Be part of AIF #12 by sending your send your directly to her, or you can use this handy submission form. Submissions are due January 15, and look for the issue to appear a few days later. Also, as always, volunteers to host future editions of AIF are needed beginning in April 2011 – please send me an email if you’re interested.
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