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Deadly Beauty: Golden Rain

Credit: All photos by Günter Bechly.

Golden rain (Laburnum) is in full bloom on our terrace in Echsenbach (Lower Austria). The seeds are highly poisonous but it is a real beauty. Photographed with iPhone XS Max.

Günter Bechly

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Günter Bechly is a German paleo-entomologist who specializes in the fossil history and systematics of insects (esp. dragonflies), the most diverse group of animals. He served as curator for amber and fossil insects in the department of paleontology at the State Museum of Natural History (SMNS) in Stuttgart, Germany. He is also a Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Dr. Bechly earned his Ph.D. in geosciences from Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen, Germany.



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