Friday, March 13, 2020

The Diverse Ecosystem

The path into the rest of the Arctic Gallery takes us past colourful murals showing life in the region.


Display panels go into details about the rich variety of life in the Far North.


Displays include taxidermied animals, such as the snow goose, along with other birds that spend at least some time in the North.


Here we have two muskoxen.


The Arctic Hare shifts its fur from summer to winter to blend in with its surroundings.

27 comments:

  1. ...diversity has always been important, but now politicians don't seem to agree.

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  2. You are really fuelling my enthusiasm to get back there.

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  3. Hello, I would like to see this Arctic exhibit. I love the birds and critters. Enjoy your day! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I'm too tired to concentrate on your text photos, but the others are beautiful.

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  5. @Tom: true

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @David: you should.

    @Iris: I do too.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Jan: thank you.

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  6. It's a cool place to go. Not this month, though!

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  7. Such a wonderful museum. I'm glad I'm getting such an education from you. :-)

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  8. I like how the murals lead along the way!

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  9. Always love to see the Arctic birds and animals. It brings back old times. I was very surprised to see that the arctic hares were so large.

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  10. Great exhibit, one that is probably most enjoyable in person.

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  11. The University of Alaska Fairbanks has a Large Animal Research Station and the muskoxen can be seen there. They are very impressive animals to see.

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  12. Beautiful mural paintings ~ ^_^

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  13. Those are some pretty flashy murals.

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  14. I always enjoy the animal exhibits.

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  15. I like the drawing of the reindeer in the first photo.

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  16. @Jennifer: I'm wondering if the museums are going to shut down or not for a couple of weeks.

    @DJan: a pleasure to show this place.

    @RedPat: so do I.

    @Red: they are!

    @Barbara: true.

    @Bill: I've never seen them live.

    @Carol: I thought so too.

    @Sharon: they are indeed.

    @Marie: I do too.

    @Marleen: me too.

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  17. Giant thump in the heart here. Not long ago (2016, I looked it up) hundreds of snow geese landed in Berkley Pit, the toxic mining pit in Bute, MT, and perished. Horrible, horrible, horrible. And the pit remains.

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  18. Very informative just like what a great museum should be.

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  19. Great murals...I thought our growing season was short. I'm glad I live at a lower latitude.

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  20. Neat photos, the murals are beautiful and make the exhibits feel more real.

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  21. Aren't the murals good …

    All the best Jan

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  22. @Joanne: that's awful.

    @Magiceye: definitely.

    @Kay: up there it's short, but very long days.

    @Maywyn: they do indeed.

    @Jan: they are!

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  23. The murals are stunning William, the displays also. I'm really hoping that when our museum reopens in November this year that they have kept the character of the original museum!

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  24. What a beautifully designed gallery.

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