Welcome to my mini web para-site, devoted thus far to fishes and flying things, as they whir and flop in the night, in the spirit of desire in descriptive narrative.

In the Middle Ages, insects, worms, snails, and other creatures that were not clearly birds, beasts or fish presented some problems in classification. So did their products. Honey, for instance, comes under the weather phenomena in Book II of Conrad von Megenberg's Buch der Natur, 1475, right after the cause of mildew.

J. R. Carpenter