The last time I visited the Museum of Nature for a tour I showed back in April, the Bird Gallery had been closed, as it was in the process of being moved down one level. It was open again when I visited on Canada Day. There are displays of birds through the Gallery, with a concentration on Canadian birds. Some of these are displayed by themes such as size, feathers, or common characteristics. There are also interactive exhibits- how much you might weigh in hummingbirds, for instance, or how a bird's vision works. I have more from here over the next two days.
Awesome! Love the bird series, William! :)ReplyDelete
It seems like a good shows of birds.ReplyDelete
It fascinates me to see them stuffed like that but I would rather see them in the wild. I always feel sad for themReplyDelete
It is always a bit creepy to me those stuffed animals, but you get a good look at them anyway.ReplyDelete
I agree with Bill and Bieb; however, I also remember back in the day when theses specimens were so important to studying the species. I'll bet you learned a lot at this exhibit. They are always informative.ReplyDelete
back from West VA ... we went camping and hiking. back to commenting. love birdies. neat-o!! ( :ReplyDelete
@Tomas: it was.
@Bill: me too.
@Marianne: you do.
@Janis: it is quite educational.
Now we've seen the flora and the fauna!ReplyDelete
What a fine collection of our avian friends. Thanks for sharing this. I would enjoy seeing the museum in person.ReplyDelete
It's a nice opportunity to see them up close.ReplyDelete
I also would enjoy to see the museum in person...ReplyDelete
Since I'm a birder, I would enjoy a visit to this section of the museum.ReplyDelete
The interactive exhibits sound fun William, I'd love to know how much I weigh in hummingbirds 😃ReplyDelete
@Lowell: it is quite a museum to visit, though I prefer more quiet times! It was full of kids on Canada Day, and since I don't particularly like kids, that made it a challenge.
@Marleen: that it is.
@Karl: it's well worth the visit.
@Red: I tend to be hopeless identifying a lot of birds.
@Grace: I've done it, but I can't recall the numbers.
So many different types of birds....ReplyDelete
It would be interesting to visit the bird gallery.ReplyDelete
i wonder how they end up in the museum? does someone go out and hunt for each specific bird?ReplyDelete
Spooky but fascinatingReplyDelete
It would be interesting to see how they differ in sizesReplyDelete
It would definitely be interesting!ReplyDelete
It some ways, this would be a far better way to see these birds than at a zoo. You can get up close and they aren't living creatures in a cage.ReplyDelete
so very cool.ReplyDelete
It would be interesting to see the birds up close.ReplyDelete
The museum give a great opportunity to look at all the birds in detail, wonderful.ReplyDelete
Spoken about birds ... this week I read a article about a bird (I think it was a knot), that flew from Canada to Fryslân non stop. That's about 4.000 km ... isn't that a great performance!? :-)
@Sharon: there are a great many types in this country, at least at some points of the year.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: I've always enjoyed visits.
@Tanya: I imagine they've been slowly amassed over time. I know the Museum has an annex over in Gatineau where a lot of the curatorial work goes on, and once these things have been taxidermied, that's the hard work.
@Cloudia: it does have that effect.
@Janey: some birds get to a considerable size.
@RedPat: I think it's quite an informative space.
@Hilary: that's true. You get to really see detail.
@Tex: it is.
@Bill: I've always thought so.
Why am I suddenly feeling stuffed? :-)ReplyDelete
Very nice. We have a lady and a man in our town who do this with the larger animals. I think they call them Taxidermist or Taxidermy?ReplyDelete
They also do it with large fish and you them mount them on form so you can say. I caught that pike or Muskie or the name of your Catch for the day. The huge fish.
Birders should love this.ReplyDelete
This looks like a great display. My picture-taking has increased my interest in birds (as did EG Camera Girl).ReplyDelete
A lot of birds overthere. I think it's great the birds can be seen from close in detail in that museum.ReplyDelete
Spoken about birds ... Yesterday I read an article about a bird (I think it was a knot) that flew non stop from Canada to the Netherlands. Isnt't that a great performance!?
Birds! One of my favorite topics! Not a fan of taxidermy, though.ReplyDelete
I think that I would spend hours in this place!ReplyDelete
Very cool visit.ReplyDelete
Wish I were still teaching (not). This would be a fun exhibit!ReplyDelete
@Carolann: taxidermy, yes.
@Mari: they do.
@Jan: thank you.
@Norma: it can be useful.
@Kate: you'd enjoy it.
@Whisk: I enjoy visiting.
@Jennifer: you'd enjoy being here.