Sunday, February 7, 2021

Behold The Mighty Moose

 A moose specimen takes pride of place in this diorama featuring a male in the winter. Panels below give some facts about the species. Other moose can be seen in the painted background.


There's something extra inside the diorama. At the time of my visit, the Museum was doing a scavenger hunt activity, placing birds inside places that were out of the ordinary. One's down on the ground near the moose.


Nearby is a wall of antlers and horns of various animals, large and small.


I close out with another panel.

30 comments:

  1. If restrictions are relaxed a little I plan to go to Algonquin PP this spring to try to see my first moose in many years.

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  2. ...an animal that I look forward to seeing in the wild.

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  3. I guess that mighty moose doesn't still wander at will. :)
    (Trying to be funny, not accurate.)

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  4. Mighty is the right word to describe the male moose.

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  5. @Linda: definitely.

    @Jan: they are.

    @Iris: indeed.

    @Stefan: a good name.

    @David: Algonquin is a good place to look for them.

    @Tom: they are amazing.

    @Anvilcloud: quite so!

    @RedPat: that they are.

    @Red: very much so.

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  6. You've reminded me of the time I was camping in northern Arizona and two beautiful and huge moose came roaming across the campsite. I kept perfectly quiet and watched them as they munched on the grass.

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  7. If one of those came toward me on a path, I'd be a little worried. They are enormous!

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  8. I meant the bison in last post but the moose is also rather magnificent William 😊

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  9. I saw a live moose once, about that size, too. It was so thrilling to see it from the safety of my rented yurt! :-)

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  10. A very impressive and beautiful animal.

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  11. We spotted a moose in Norway some years ago. Impressive animals!

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  12. Aww beautiful painting!thanx for sharing!

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  13. I an happy to live on an island without moose.

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  14. Ah, the mighty and elusive moose.

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  15. @Sharon: I've been around moose before, and always felt it to be a privilege.

    @Jeanie: they are big. But in my experience, as long as they've got their space, they're okay. The exception being rutting season in the fall when the males are in a foul mood, competing for the females.

    @Grace: I figured!

    @DJan: I can imagine.

    @Happyone: very much so.

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  16. @Bill: that they are.

    @Marleen: very much so.

    @Anita: you're welcome.

    @Marie: I would imagine they wouldn't be there.

    @Revrunner: here it depends on the time of year and location.

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  17. I don't miss being to far south for a moose in the back yard.

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  18. A moose is something I've never seen, I've heard they get pretty massive.

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  19. Such a majestic and mighty species ~

    Moment by Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. i am sure i have told you our moose story ...we have traveled lots of locations that are said to be moose territories but that is not always the case ...it just something that happens. like seeing an alien or falling star. lol. ( ;

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  21. We have a lot of moose in Finland, so crashing with a moose and a car is pretty common. In fact, I've seen some moose to go over the road a few times, but they were fortunately so far away, there is no danger existed.

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  22. How amazing they are. So majestic, but they seem to have a gentleness about them too.

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