May 01 2009
Bees, bugs and some very cute little harvest mice - and they're all in the new Nature Base Gallery at the Horniman Museum.
Nature Base has 3 harvest mice.Did you know - they are Britain's smallest rodent?© Horniman Museum.
Here's Benjamin looking at the harvest mice in the Nature Base Gallery.© Culture24
There are lots of things to do in Nature Base.
You can be a nature explorer and really find out about creatures.Ben's got a bug specimen in a that clear box and the bug is magnified up on the screen in front of him.© Culture24
How about a bee colony in a museum? Nature Base has one you can look into. Here are Francis and Joseph looking at the perspex tube that goes out of the Museum.The bees then can collect pollen and nectar from the flowers in the beautiful Horniman Gardens.© Culture24
Why notwatch a video about bees?(When you get through to the Horniman website, just click on the link to short video).Find out more about bees from theNatural History Museum.© Horniman Museum
You can see what else is on display in Nature Base on the Horniman Museum'sNature Base website.© Horniman Museum
Would you like an animal named after you?This is the beautiful and rare African flower beetle known as the Horniman beetle.
It was named after the Victorian, Frederick Horniman, who founded (started) the Horniman Museum.© Horniman Museum
Frederick Horniman was a Victorian tea trader and collector.What kinds of things do you collect?Get in touch and tell us all about your collection, we'd love to hear from you.© Horniman Museum
By Rachel Hayward