Mmm...interesting.

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Creatures with scientific generic and specific names that match are called ‘tautonyms’; Examples are Grass snake -Natrix natrix, Sole -Solea solea, Edible dormouse -Glis glis, Otter -Lutra Lutra, Badger -Meles meles, Greylag goose -anser anser, Grey partridge -Perdix perdix and Wren -Troglodytes troglodytes.

Richard Clarke

Peter Cavan

Margaret Marshall

President Patricia Rutherford

These pictures were taken at the Citizen Science Exhibition opening and the BNFC150 dinner in the Ulster Reform Club on 12th March 2013.


All pictures by Liam McCaughey

Toulouse Rasputin

Citizen Science opening

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Brian Black at the opening of the Citizen Science exhibition.