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Science Friday: The Scientific Tale of Author Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter is famous for her Peter Rabbit tales and their accompanying illustrations, which brought the characters of Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, and, of course, Peter Rabbit, to life. What fans of the famous children's book series may not realize is that Potter was also a scientific illustrator and a collector with a passion for studying the natural world. This segment from the November 24,...