Thursday, January 21, 2021

By The Shore

This display case continues, with bird specimens set up along with descriptive panels. 

Included with this is the raccoon, which can often be found around lakes, ponds, and rivers, seeking out a variety of cuisine.

This panel emphasizes the importance of wetlands in general.

A diorama here includes a model of a turtle.

While a nearby terrarium includes one.

This is one of the many floor markers to be found throughout the museum, reminding the visitor to socially distance. Very appropriate for the place.

Coming back out into the ocean area of the gallery, I took shots of a display case about anthropods.


  1. There is always so much to see at the shore ...

  2. If we take time, there are very interesting things to see.

  3. You make me long for a walk on the beach.

  4. Wetlands are so fun to visit, we have several around Perth, lots to see.. although I'm pretty sure I'm never going to see a raccoon 😊

  5. Hello,
    Wonderful exhibit, nature is beautiful. Take care, have a happy day!

  6. As soon as we are permitted to travel again I plan to take a trip to The Maritimes. I visited Gaspé about three years ago, but that was the last time I was "down east".

  7. ...a wonderful place full of life!

  8. @Iris: moose are big animals.

    @Ella: definitely.

    @Nancy: quite true.

    @Jan: beaches are good for that.

    @Grace: raccoons are fascinating animals.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @David: I was last out east years ago.

    @Tom: indeed.

  9. The variety of creatures living in waters is so amazing .

  10. I’ve only ever seen one raccoon. It was twice the size of that one.

  11. Great exhibit of shore and marsh life. So cute there's a real turtle there. I'm feeling so hopeful today after yesterday's events...what a switch from 2 weeks ago!

  12. Great sea critters photos at the museum ~ love the 6ft distant symbol ~ very creative ^_^

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. the riparian area is a very rich system however a very invasive species of grass has taken over and many native plants cannot compete with it.

  14. You have such an abundance of cool museums in your area! Amazing!

  15. Funny but I always think of raccoons as urban creatures!
    Thanks for the headsup about the theme.

  16. Another great exhibit, thanks for showing us, William.

  17. @Sharon: true!

    @Marie: I have also seen big ones.

    @Barbara: the little turtle is neat.

    @Carol: it does fit the museum theme.

    @Red: that is true.

    @Susie: we have many.

    @RedPat: they're both urban and rural.

    @Bill: you're welcome.

  18. The oddest thing happened today as I was hiking around a marsh. A fellow looked like had dug up some marsh grass and was carrying it in a small cart as if he was maybe planning on planting it elsewhere. If I had had the presence of mind to do so, I would have asked him why.

  19. That is an interesting place to visit, lots of things we don't have here.

  20. A lot of material today. I went through the photographs enlarged to have more understanding.

  21. Thank you for your visit today, William. That's a beautiful museum. I hope we get to visit Canada again someday soon.

  22. I know raccoons are a terrible pest -- especially if they get into your chimney or house (both have happened to us -- they came down the chimney to the basement fireplace when I was a kid). And mean as all get out. But they have the cutest faces and I can't help but like them!

  23. Fascinating way to spend some time!

  24. @Revrunner: odd.

    @Amy: thanks!

    @Joanne: thank you.

    @Magiceye: a pleasure doing so.

    @Kay: it's a grand museum.

    @Jeanie: I am fond of raccoons.

    @Cloudia: that it is.