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A Great Blue Heron, looking like it knows exactly how great it is! These birds are found in wetlands, deltas and near shore areas.

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Vancouver's only natural history museum, dedicated to enhancing the appreciation of biodiversity.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum in MONTECRISTO Magazine. Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis); Black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus); Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus); White-throated toucan (Ramphastus toucanus); Lincoln’s sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii), nest; Common murre (Uria aalge), eggs; Rock pigeon (Columba livia), articulated skeleton.  Darwin’s Origin of Species, reprinted from the sixth edition, turn of the century, provided by Vancouver Architectural Antiques Ltd.; All other…

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum in MONTECRISTO Magazine. Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis); Black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus); Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus); White-throated toucan (Ramphastus toucanus); Lincoln’s sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii), nest; Common murre (Uria aalge), eggs; Rock pigeon (Columba livia), articulated skeleton. Darwin’s Origin of Species, reprinted from the sixth edition, turn of the century, provided by Vancouver Architectural Antiques Ltd.; All other…

Bird specimens

An overview of the taxidermy process used at the QM to produce mounts for exhibitions and study skins for the research collections.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum featured in MONTECRISTO Magazine. Domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus), skull; Potto (Perodicticus potto), articulated skeleton; African elephant (Loxodonta africana), molar; Oribi (Ourebia ourebi), skull; Malayan pangolin (Manis javanica), study skin; Wolverine (Gulo gulo), pelt. Nineteenth-century powder keg horn provided by Vancouver Architectural Antiques Ltd.; All other items from private collections. www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia is home to over two million specimens between six collections.

Ricardo Moratelli examines bat specimens in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. Description from nothinginbiology.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Museums: The endangered dead: Nature News Museums: The billions of specimens in natural-history museums are becoming more useful for tracking Earth's shrinking biodiversity. But the collections also face grave threats.

Draw of bird specimens

An overview of the taxidermy process used at the QM to produce mounts for exhibitions and study skins for the research collections.

Scheletri, Victor Wynd Museum of Curiosities,The Last Tuesday Society, Londra

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities – in pictures

Last month, the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History opened its doors on a clutter of curios in East London.

From left, an American Woodcock, Black-eyed Junco, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ovenbird, Catbird, and Northern Flicker are seen at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History on Feb. 20 in Washington, where dead birds are used for research. Some experts estimate that 500 million to 1 billion birds are killed each year by crashing into buildings or other man-made objects. Illustrates BIRDS (category l), by Karen Houppert, special to The Washington Post. Moved Friday, March…

Typology of bird specimens. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History collection. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.

specimens from Charles Darwin's collection (photo by Dan Smith) - interesting labels, notes written directly on the bone

Skeleton specimens from the Charles Darwin collection - interesting labels & notes are written directly on the bones.

Art of the Peculiar, the Creepy and the Unfamiliar: The Photography of Rosamond Purcell

Egg and Nest, by Rosamond Purcell, Linnea S. Hall, and Rene Corado

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