Today, March 19th is Taxonomist Appreciation Day. This rather obscure day may not sound familiar to everyone, but it should, and hopefully it will gain a stronger following in the years to come. Today we say thank you in appreciation to all taxonomists and systematists for the work they have done, for without them we would be living in a world without colour, without science, and without life.
In our industry and hobby, many of us have had the chance to work with or at least touch base with some of the brilliant minds that make science so spectacularly colourful. Can you remember the first time you met your favourite taxonomist? Was it at a MACNA? I remember mine clearly, and here’s a big thank you to all for seeing beauty in death, to breathe new life to taxonomy.
Below is a little thank you collage to some of the great minds i’ve had the privilege of meeting. I’ll refrain from posting photos of faces for privacy reasons, but here’s a few memories that some of them have left me with.
So who are you saying thanks to today? #loveyourtaxonomist