After the Flood

A strange case of mistaken identity

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

I’ve taken ages to write this — not because it’s difficult, but because it doesn’t have a punchline. But does every piece need to finish neatly?

Years ago on a visit to the Natural History Museum — when it was still called the British Museum (Natural History) — I saw a fossil that captured my imagination. To be accurate, lots of fossils captured my…



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Bronwen Scott

Bronwen Scott


Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: