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Sherry Ritter

Sherry Ritter

Sherry Ritter is a biologist, writer, and educator living in Montana. Before getting involved with biomimicry, she was a wildlife ecologist with state wildlife agencies in Wyoming and Idaho, and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. Biomimicry fits her life-long interest in organisms’ adaptations to survive.

Latest from Sherry Ritter

Radiolarian. Photo by Frank Fox.

Inspired by diatoms and radiolarians, a new bottle used biomimicry as a basis for its new design. Read more »

The mutualism between flowers and their pollinators shows the importance of cooperation. Photo by Joe Schneid.

The Maker’s Bill of Rights, a manifesto is largely about creating a resilient, open, and cooperative system—and that’s how life works, too. Read more »

Ornilux glass, a biomimetic glass that prevents bird collisions. Photo from HBC Integrated at

Explore the lectures, videos, exercises, case studies, and other resources included in the toolkit. Read more »

Millipede, inspiration for Mocan human-powered vehicle. Photo by Billy Smith.

102 university teams from around entered the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge. Read more »

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Woodpecker adaptations can inspire designs that prevent impact and vibration damage. Read more »

Spain slate mine restoration with biodegradable Groasis Waterboxx.

Inspired by nature, AquaPro used biomimicry to design the Groasis technology using the Waterboxx to allow plantings in difficult areas. Founder and inventor Pieter Hoff mimicked how animal droppings give plants a head start. His company has used the Groasis technology in more than 30 countries, restoring damaged areas and... Read more »


Nature is a rich source of inspiration for how to attach two things together. From dragonfly heads, to ivy on walls, to cockleburs on fur, nature has been doing it for millennia, and can teach us some new tricks. Read more »


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