On Thursday, August 5th, please join Morbid Anatomy in welcoming good friend and fellow traveler Lord Whimsy at Observatory as he delivers an illustrated lecture on "the botanical oddities found in the ancient Ice Age bogs of the New Jersey Pine Barrens."
Whimsy will augment his lecture with the display of a variety of live plant specimens illustrating the diversity of this region, a demonstration on building and and maintaining your own container gardens, and plant care sheets to guide you in cultivating a variety of indigenous carnivorous plants. Copies of his book, The Affected Provincial’s Companion, Volume One will also be available for sale and signing.
Herr Whimsy is a wonderful speaker and a fascinating thinker. I promise, this is one event you won't want to miss! Full details follow; hope to see you there!
Nature as Miniaturist: An Illustrated Survey of the Bogs of Southern New JerseyYou can find out more about this presentation here. You can visit Lord Whimsy's website by clicking here, and find out more about his book by clicking here. You can get directions to Observatory--which is next door to the Morbid Anatomy Library (more on that here)--by clicking here. You can find out more about Observatory here, join our mailing list by clicking here, and join us on Facebook by clicking here.
An Illustrated lecture and specimen demonstration with author, artist, and Gentleman Naturalist Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy
Date: Thursday, August 5th
Admission: $5 Presented by Morbid Anatomy
Tonight, author, artist and Gentleman Naturalist Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy will be giving an illustrated lecture on the botanical oddities found in the ancient, Ice Age bogs of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. These tiny, alien worlds are home to rare orchids, carnivorous plants, and bizarre species of plants and animals–some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Whimsy, a lifelong resident of the Pine Barrens, will also give a demonstration of how to build and maintain your own container garden for these strange, wonderful plants. Live specimens of these plants will be on display, and care sheets for carnivorous plants like Venus Flytrap will also be made available. Whimsy’s book The Affected Provincial’s Companion, Volume One will also be available for sale and signing.
Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy (aka V. Allen Crawford III) is an artist, designer, author, failed dandy, bushwhacking aesthete, and middle-aged dilettante. Whimsy is the author of The Affected Provincial’s Companion, Volume One (Bloomsbury), which has been optioned for film by Johnny Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil. He and his wife are proprietors of Plankton Art Co., an illustration and design studio. Their most notable project to date is the collection of 400 species identification illustrations that are on permanent display at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Ocean Life.