Mary Vaux Walcott

Mary Vaux Walcott was known as the Audubon of botany for her illustrations of North American wildflowers.

Anna Atkins

In 1843, photographer and botanist Anna Atkins became the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographs.

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was a naturalist who completed her own amateur mycology research before becoming a bestselling children’s book author.

Marianne North

Marianne North rejected the conventions that biological specimens should be painted on simple white backgrounds. Her paintings instead kept the reality of the settings that she observed around the plants.