#WheresRory goes to @HarvardMuseum- time for MORE #taxidermy

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.

Rory!  Don't turn around...
Rory! Don’t turn around…

Bears and Owls and... RUN!  Run, Rory!
Bears and Owls and… RUN! Run, Rory!

Or, maybe, scamper?  Do raccoons run or scamper?  Anyway on to the Great Mammal Hall.  Rory met all kinds of cool critters here.

Pretty birds!
Pretty birds!

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.

Rory likes whales.
Rory likes whales.
A North Atlantic Right Whale skeleton with full baleen.  Finding a skeleton with full baleen is a pretty tall order.
A North Atlantic Right Whale skeleton with full baleen. Finding a skeleton with full baleen is a pretty tall order.

We then went downstairs into the main part of the hall.  In short order Rory found some old friends.

Cousin Floyd?????
Cousin Floyd?????*

Floyd, or so I’ve dubbed him, was the only Raccoon we saw on display.  But then Rory found these guys.

Foxen!
Foxen!
MORE Foxen!
MORE Foxen!

And then this happened:

Jenkins?????
Jenkins?????
Pheasants? Are you sure, you look like "Wisconsin Jumbo Quail."
Pheasants? Are you sure, you look like “Wisconsin Jumbo Quail.”
Jenkins?!?!?!?!?!
Jenkins?!?!?!?!?!

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.

Bzzzzz, Rory got an up close look at the observation honey bee colony.
Bzzzzz, Rory got an up close look at the observation honey bee colony.

That wraps up the animal and mineral parts of Rory’s trip.  We’ll leave the vegetable/floral part for another post or two.

~Kelly

* I didn’t have the heart to have Rory ask if it was Rambo. I just didn’t. Also, he’s not wearing Jams.

 

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3 thoughts on “#WheresRory goes to @HarvardMuseum- time for MORE #taxidermy”

    1. Exactly. That’s why I thought that photo by the bear and the owls was a great spot. Alas, all of the other Very Scary Animals were vertical and behind glass, so it was harder to get photos with them.
      ~Kelly

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