Entomologist and Conservationist
Miriam started collecting insects when she was only four, keeping them in matchboxes! She grew up to become an international authority on fleas, pioneered the restoration of wildflower meadows and the use of art therapy to help mental health, was a vegetarian, and campaigned for gay rights.
Her Uncle Walter collected butterflies which she loved, and he kept giant tortoises which he and the children would ride across his lawn. He is one of the few people to tame zebras and had a team pull his carriage which he used when visiting Buckingham Palace!