Dr Pat Morris is a professional biologist, formerly Senior Lecturer in Zoology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He specialized in mammal ecology, particularly hedgehogs and dormice, but also travelled widely to more than thirty countries and most of the USA. He has published over 150 scientific papers and magazine articles and some twenty books on natural history topics. His lifelong hobby interest has been in the history and practice of taxidermy, writing nine books on the subject, including A History of Taxidermy; Art, Science and Bad Taste (MPM Publishing, 2010). He first visited Potter’s museum in Bramber as a schoolboy about 1955 and thirty years later became a technical advisor to its owners. With their help, he gained an unrivalled knowledge of Potter’s work, first published in 2008 as Walter Potter and his Museum of Curious Taxidermy, forming a record of a unique collection now dispersed by its sale in 2003.