Today the Nature Site of the Week is unusual. It is an excellent example of nature not just being about camping, whale watching, or looking for a new species. Animalarium is written by Laura. Her favorite things are pictures and strange and beautiful things. Combined with her love of animals, art, and illustrated books and she came up with Animalarium.

Besides writing this unique blog, Laura is a graphic designer, an author of children's books, and a graphic design professor.

She begins posting about Franco Matticchio. He is one of her favorite artists. Laura shares some samples of his art. It is amusing in the way he portrays animals, some of whom are quite famous.

Leonard Baskin was an American artist who worked with almost every medium you can imagine. Here you will find examples of birds of prey. His art is featured in major international museums.

Lauren and Sebastiano collaborated with a French publisher to make a book of The Animal Rainbow. A very yellow chick, a blue frog, and a bright ladybug are among the offerings. The end pages of the book are a multitude of butterflies.

Now we will go on Safari. Lauren does this often on Sunday. She has a group of artwork by various artists. All have the theme of Africa. Elephants, lions, giraffes, and hippos. What a lovely selection.

Colorful feathers and flowers are the subjects of this page. This post shows animal art on dishes and pillows along with stamps. Of course there are regular pieces too.

Animalarium shows that sometimes we can appreciate nature through creating or enjoying art. Our opportunities are limitless. Please visit Lauren. You will gain a whole new insight into the world of nature. When you have looked around, leave her a nice comment and tell her Emma sent you. Her link is below.


The answer to last week's What Am I? is the monotreme known as the duck-billed platypus.

Do you write a nature website or blog, or know of one, that you would like to introduce to our readers? Send me the information and I might feature it in one of my next reviews. Click here to find out how: Feature My Nature Site.


  1. This sounds like a very interesting website. I love nature/animal artwork almost as much as the real thing. I'm off to check out Laura's site.

    1. I'm sure you will like it. Remember to tell Laura you were there.


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