|2012: Autumn Dream|
|1983: Bicentenary of Manned Flight|
The Museum of Natural Sciences features on a stamp booklet cover and one of the museums etymologist, Morice Leponsce, uses hot air and helium balloons to float over tropical forests to study arboreal ant colonies and also collects plants and insects at 30m in the sky. This year one of the balloons is on display elsewhere in Brussels in the magnificent surrounds of the Throne Room at the Royal Palace in an exhibition highlighting the museums research. The stamp booklet however was issued back in 1996 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences with a celebration of insects (one of their vast collections) and happily these are shown in their natural habitat on the stamps and feature
|1996: 150th Anniversary of the Royal Belgium Inst of Natural Sciences|
An entry to Sunday Stamps II prompt of the Letter B - Belgium, bugs, beetles, bees and balloons - be quick Bs at See It On A Postcard.