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Mughals, Tzu Chi and the dead front gardens of North Oxford

A short trip to Oxford prompted some thoughts for the Bustard… The Bodleian Library is holding a small exhibition about the hunting practices of the Mughals, a medieval Asian people who once ruled across India. The exhibition displayed exquisitely decorated … Continue reading

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Audubon and changing times

America’s greatest naturalist was John James Audubon, 1785-1851.  A first printing of his book, Birds of America (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birds_of_America), will fetch $8 million in auction.  His life-sized studies of the bird species of America are captivating. Today we revere him as … Continue reading

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