This is the third post in a series about Rory’s trip to HMNH. This is the final taxidermy post and, as promised, there are some old friends in these halls. Today’s photos are from New England Forests, The Great Mammal Hall, and the Arthropod Gallery.
We’ll start in New England Forests.
Or, maybe, scamper? Do raccoons run or scamper? Anyway on to the Great Mammal Hall. Rory met all kinds of cool critters here.
These were up in the bird balcony which overlooks the rest of the mammal hall. These were the brightest and the prettiest birds. I think Rory likes bright colors.
There are 3 full-sized whale skeletons hanging from the ceiling in the hall. Rory perched on the sign explaining the skeletons and the whale family tree.
We then went downstairs into the main part of the hall. In short order Rory found some old friends.
Floyd, or so I’ve dubbed him, was the only Raccoon we saw on display. But then Rory found these guys.
And then this happened:
That concluded our trip to the Great Mammal Hall. I think it was too traumatic for Rory. Our last stop was in the Arthropod Gallery where Rory got to hang out with some real live bees.
That wraps up the animal and mineral parts of Rory’s trip. We’ll leave the vegetable/floral part for another post or two.
* I didn’t have the heart to have Rory ask if it was Rambo. I just didn’t. Also, he’s not wearing Jams.