Gordon Beningfield was a wildlife artist and broadcaster. He published many books including Beningfield's Butterflies, in 1978. A film A Brush with Hardy, broadcast in cinemas in 1985, covers the painting for the his book Hardy Country. He contributed to the BBC series Look Stranger in the 1970s, In The Country and One Man and his Dog. He was also a glass engraver who made eight memorial windows for the Guards Chapel. In recognition of his work, in 1995 he was elected a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of the Glass Sellers' Company. He lived in Redbourn, Hertfordshire.

"There are all kinds of interesting questions that come from a knowledge of science, which only adds to the excitement and mystery and awe of a flower."
Richard Feynman
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