|The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver’s natural history museum. We work to promote a greater understanding of, and collective responsibility for, the biodiversity of BC, Canada, and the World. Come visit us on UBC campus – we’re located at 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC. You can find more info at beatymuseum.ubc.ca. Follow us @beatymuseum on Twitter & Instagram and like us on Facebook.|
Things have been pretty awesome here at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Here’s why:
1. Because Cake!
Every February we celebrate Darwin’s birthday with a little thing we like to call FestEvolve. This beautiful birthday cake is titled “A Hug Across the Wallace Line.” Inspired? In 2015 FestEvolve will be February 11-15th (enter the evolution themed cake contest on the 12th).
2. And a hummingbird named Precious.
Precious is the name of one of the stars of our Backyard Biodiversity exhibition that opened in September (and runs until February). She is a hummingbird who had a special display made by our brilliant Mount Maker. Precious and her hummingbird friends are shown posing on honeysuckle which is tied to a metal frame made especially for this piece. A work of art and science.
Our writer-in-residence Aislinn Hunter was inspired by Precious and wrote a poem about her.