Natural History Articles

Earth Day 2023: The Butterfly Effect | The Box Plymouth
Natural History - Apr 2023

Earth Day 2023: The Butterfly Effect

On Earth Day, when the world comes together to take action to invest in our planet, we can take inspiration from the ultimate symbol of the climate emergency; the butterfly. With half of all British butterfly species on the red list (at risk of extinction), their eco systems are hypersensitive to climate change, reminding us of the fragile beauty of the natural world and what we stand to lose.

Displaying insects & biodiversity | Blog | The Box Plymouth
Natural History - Oct 2020

Displaying insects & biodiversity

We have over 100,000 insects in our collections at The Box, and we wanted to reflect this in the new natural history gallery, Mammoth.

Garden Explorers
Natural History - Apr 2020

Earth Day 2020: Garden Explorers

Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - an international celebration of life on earth that aims to highlight the importance of protecting our environment. It’s marked in over 190 countries across the world.

A mammoth moment for The Box
Press Release - Feb 2020

Mammoth Moment

It was another ‘huge’ moment for The Box today as our fully assembled woolly mammoth was revealed for the first time.