Beatrix Potter Birthday (July 28)

July 28th, 2008

July 28th marks the birth (1866) of beloved children’s author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter. Not only did she document the natural world so lovingly in both her whimsical and botanical illustrations/observations—it was in the latter, she would also prove to be an accomplished mycologist.

For examples of some of that work, consult the following title from the Steenbock collection:

Author: Findlay, W. P. K. (Walter Philip Kennedy)
Title: Wayside and woodland Fungi [by] W. P. K. Findlay; with 59 colour illustrations of fungi by Beatrix Potter, 28 by R. B. Davis and 20 by E. C. Large.
Publisher: London, F. Warne [1967].
Description: xi, 202 p. col. front., illus., 50 plates (some col.),diagrs. 22 1/2 cm.
Series: [The Wayside and woodland series]
Subjects: Fungi–Great Britain.
Location: Steenbock Stacks -1st Floor
Call Number: QK607 F55

Additional books about the life and work of Beatrix Potter can be found using the MadCat catalog. Consult with campus librarians for assistance.

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