Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Both Big And Small Mammals

A big land mammal, the moose, is featured in one diorama, with more of them painted into the background. Information on the panels below give some facts about them. They may look ungainly to some, but having had seen them in person in the wild, I find moose to be particularly majestic and beautiful animals.

From large to small: the panel found here identifies three related animals in the display beneath it. The least weasel, ermine, and long tailed weasel are found in the display with a fisher.


  1. A friend of mine went to Canada, work-wise, and nearly "caught" a moose. She made it to the company and fell asleep of stress!
    I nearly once got a cow, boy. These animals are huge! And, yes, majestic.
    I prefer the wee one there.

  2. The moose are indeed majestic looking William, their face and antlers are incredible ✨

  3. I'd love to see a moose in the wild!

  4. The first moose I saw in the wild was in Banff Park as it just wandered along a stream. I've never forgotten it.

  5. Funny how moose just ignore Things. they are the kings.

  6. I have a good memory of seeing a moose roam across my camp site many years ago up in the northern Arizona forest. They are quite impressive to see in person.

  7. I think ‘majestic’ is the right word to describe a moose.

  8. The moose is very impressive!

  9. Moose were the reason we gave up driving on the roads in Newfoundland at night. So deadly when you run into one on the highway.

  10. They certainly are massive, aren't they? I don't know that I'd want to encounter one in the woods!

  11. They really are impressive aren't they …

    All the best Jan

  12. Moose are bigger than deer, and that's good enough for me.

  13. I've never had the pleasure of seeing moose in the wild though I'd certainly like to.

  14. I can echo your comment on the moose. We saw several one early morning in Yellowstone Park many years ago. They are grand.

  15. I was able to see several Moose and a trip many years ago. They are so big I knew that but my goodness big very big.
    There is a video out were a mum Moose is eating some tasty backyard grass while her baby is running through the sprinkler. ! Breaks my heart with the Mum and the silly moose baby having a nice time like my kids had once.

  16. @Iris: moose are big indeed.

    @Grace: very much so.

    @Tom: I have from time to time.

    @RedPat: my most frequent sightings of them have been around Algonquin.

    @Red: they are.

    @Sharon: indeed.

    @Marleen: definitely.

    @Michelle: they are!

    @Bill: very much so.

    @Marie: there they have no predators.

    @Jeanie: I have on occasion.

    @Jan: very much so.

    @Joanne: more than twice the size.

    @Kay: it is an experience.

    @Catalyst: very much so.

    @Parsnip: one of my memories is of shooting a roll of film with a mama and yearling. And then realizing afterwards that there was no film in the camera.