Peruvian Rainforest Floor

Peruvian Rainforest Floor by Marjorie Leggitt for the Denver Botanic Gardens

Have you ever wondered who illustrates the murals at our beloved museums, zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens? Marjorie Leggitt is one such person. Based in Boulder, CO, she has spent her career illuminating science and natural processes through her art. This mural was made for the Denver Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO to illustrate the interplay between fungi, plants and insects on the Peruvian forest floor. I'd include a photograph of it on display at the gardens, but it has yet to be installed! Who doesn't love a sneak preview!?


For the third year running, we are turning September into a month-long celebration of science artists by delivering a new morsel of sciart to chew on each day. Totally yum? Check out what was previously featured on this day:

Unearthed Comics2013: Unearthed Comics; a comic by Sara Zimmerman



2012: Speculative Dimorphism with artwork by Rachel Caauwe