Well, Rory has seen a lot in is trip at HMNH. It’s taken four previous posts that you can view here, here, here, and here. This is the last in the HMNH series. Rory had a very busy day, but, as you’ll see, he got quite a sendoff from the staff when it was time to go home.
But first, more flowers.
Oops, I think I cropped out the label. You’ll just have to trust me and Rory on that one.
And that’s the end of Rory’s glass flower adventure. As there are about 4,000 glass flowers in the collection and the exhibit space is about to be renovated, there will be new specimens going on display throughout the Winter and into the Spring when the gallery is reopened. If you can make it in person to check it out Rory and I highly recommend it.
And as for Rory, the staff couldn’t let him leave without a proper send off. As they deal with taxidermied animals quite a bit, they have a few special signs that they use when moving them about or when removing them for rehab. Rory got the special treatment before heading home.
“Terrifying to small children” requires some test subjects. That might be another post.
With the biologically improbably Rory signing off from HMNH,