Photo of an octopus collected by Charles Darwin in the Cape Verde Islands.
Those frankly wonderful people at the Darwin Correspondence Project have announced the publication of volume 17 of their stupendously researched series of books.
On 15th June 1829, the young Charles Darwin was cited in Stephens’ ‘Illustrations of British Insects’.
On 16th April 1834, HMS Beagle was laid ashore on the banks of the Santa Cruz River to allow her keel to be inspected. The event resulted in one of the most iconic images of the famous ship. Read the story of the operation.
It's my 44th birthday.