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Butterfly Expedition

With illustrations by Johann Brandstetter

17 May — 6 Sep 20

Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert

With over 800,000 specimens, Lepidoptera (from the Greek lepis “scale” pteron “wing”) make up the largest group of organisms in the depots of the Natural History Collections. It’s about time, then, to let them show their colors in an excursion through our exhibition rooms!

Many may already know the extensive work of illustrator and artist Johann Brandstetter of Neuötting. His illustrations can be found in over 200 publications, including numerous nature, non-fiction and children’s books, such as the series Was ist Was. With abundant talent and an inexhaustible love of detail, he uses pen and brush to observe nature. Butterflies, in particular, have been one of his favorite subjects since his early youth. His work was last exhibited in Munich and Salzburg, where he spoke directly with visitors, so the Natural History Collections are particularly delighted about this collaboration.  After all, the pencil is the hallmark of our permanent exhibition Aesthetics of Nature. The works are complemented by interactive stations, complete with microscopes to encourage discovery. Thanks to Dr. Matthias Sanetra, you can observe living caterpillars as they develop from egg to larva to pupa and, finally, adult. Let yourself be inspired to venture into the woods or see what you can find in your own garden! As part of our supporting program, Mr. Alfred Westenberger offers excursions to the Taunus Mountains in the summer months.

Kalender

Apr 20

Wed 08
12:15 —12:35
NATURPAUSE

Abge­sagt: Einfüh­rung in die Schmet­ter­linge

Mit Dipl.Biol. Fritz Geller-Grimm
3,— Euro inkl. Eintritt Ticket an der Tage­s­kasse, maxi­male Teil­neh­mer­zahl: 25
Mon 13
15:00 —16:00
ÖFFENTLICHE FÜHRUNG

Abge­sagt: Schmet­ter­lin­gen auf der Spur

Mit Marius Müller

Die Schup­pen­flüg­ler sind mit über 800.000 Exem­pla­ren die domi­nan­teste Orga­nis­men­gruppe in den Depots der Natur­his­to­ri­schen Samm­lun­gen. Da ist es Zeit, einen Ausflug anzu­bie­ten und ihnen in einer umfang­rei­chen Auss­tel­lung eine Stimme zu verlei­hen.

3,— Euro, zzgl. Eintritt max Teil­neh­mende: 25
Tue 21
15:00 —16:00
60+

Schmet­ter­lin­gen auf der Spur

Mit Dipl.Biol. Fritz Geller-Grimm

Die Schup­pen­flüg­ler sind mit über 800.000 Exem­pla­ren die domi­nan­teste Orga­nis­men­gruppe in den Depots der Natur­his­to­ri­schen Samm­lun­gen. Da ist es Zeit, einen Ausflug anzu­bie­ten und ihnen in einer umfang­rei­chen Auss­tel­lung eine Stimme zu verlei­hen.

4,— Euro inkl. Eintritt, Führung, Klapp­stuhl Anmel­dung: Fon 0611 / 31 26 31 Maxi­male Teil­neh­mer­zahl: 25 Perso­nen.

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