Friday, March 5, 2010

field trip to the field station

Today I finally made it to the field station to look at specimens! After a less-than-productive week (in terms of producing things, at least... I did have some productive meetings and rearranging-UBS sessions) it was exciting to go see these inspiring bird and mammal skins. 

I took over 100 pictures, these are just some of my favorites. Next week I'll be coming back to draw them in person. 

Some of the birds were over a century old. Everything was so gorgeous and fragile. 

I'll keep you guys updated on that whole vegan-obsessed-with-taxidermy thing. 

PS: the professor showing me around told me that these bats are mummified! How awesome is that. And you can't tell in this picture, but they are tiny. 


Lady Businesstimes said...

Hey! I really like taxonomy too. Since I became a vegan, I've actually been more and more fascinated by butcher's shops and fish markets in Chinatown - it affects me in this really intense, visceral way, but there's no disgust and only a little sadness.


Zabby said...

Wow! This looks really interesting. Nice photos.

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