I was reminded by @explore-blog that Beatrix Potter (born 150 years and one day ago) wasn’t just a beloved children’s author and illustrator - she was an enthusiastic amateur mycologist. Before she drew Peter Rabbit, she drew mushrooms!
These beautiful illustrations were shared with Skunk Bear by The Armitt, a charming museum/library/gallery nestled in Lake District Natural Park in Northern England.
Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop Home. The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit
and vegetables. Bought in 1905 with
proceeds from her first book, the Tale of Peter Rabbit, she used Hill
Top itself and the surrounding countryside as inspiration for many of
her subsequent books. x