Evolution, Adaptation, Darwin and that

Evolution, Adaptation, Darwin and that

Darwin called the Venus Fly trap the most amazing plant in the world, and to me he is still right. It is a plant that can even seem to count, even though it has no brain.

Natural selection is the amazing mechanism that has produced the astounding natural world around us, in fact us as well, much as we might not like to admit it. 

From the colours of a butterfly’s wing to the noises made by birds, all are shaped by evolution and subject to the mercies of natural selection.

Darwin’s big insight was so elegant, how our artificial selection of the plants and animals we use can be used to understand the diversity of the natural world produced by natural selection. 

The thing that really gets me going about science is natural history and I have a large collection of plants and other specimens that I would like to share with a larger audience.

This show explores Evolution, Adaptation and some of the amazing things that occur in the natural world.

There will be pretty pictures, specimens and all. ( No live creatures will be harmed.) But we might have a laugh at some funny ones.


Curriculum links

Living things and their habitats




Inheritance and Variation

Scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding

The nature, processes and methods of science

Evolution Adaptation Darwin and that Ian B Dunne – Do Science Ltd