Birthday

So, Google has up another temporary logo today; this one for the birthday of Beatrix Potter (Jul. 28, 1866 — Dec. 22, 1943), best known as the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books, most notably The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Besides the act that I enjoyed the book as a child, I note this here because, in addition to being an author, illustrator, and conservationist, she was also an expert mycologist, and one of the first to suggest that lichens are a symbiotic partnership of fungi and algae.

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