Tag Archives: Natural history

Gift #1087: Audubon’s Birds

I’ve been spending the evening trying to finish up a shawl.  I’m so close that it’s tantalizing and I thought with some dedicated work I could be binding off by tomorrow.  And that would mean I’ve finished two shawls and … Continue reading

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Gift #1086: Earth Day with Audubon

We are blessed beyond measure with a wonderful art museum nearby and I’ve spent many, many happy weekends enjoying the special exhibits, the permanent collections, and the gardens.  Much to my delight, a gallery featuring the work of Audubon recently … Continue reading

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Gift #1063: Indiana in 200 Objects – Natural History

Last year Indiana celebrated its bicentennial and the state museum put together a special exhibit called “Indiana in 200 objects”  This was the last weekend of the exhibit, so I headed off today to spend the day at the museum.  … Continue reading

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Gift #729: A tale of two birders

In 1794, a remarkable man journeyed from Paisley Scotland to America.  He settled in Kingsessing, Pennsylvania and became friends with reknown naturalist, William Bartram.  With Bartram’s encouragement this intrepid Scotsman set out to publish an illustrated collection of all the … Continue reading

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Gift #679: Cincinnati Museum part 2

Today we’ll take a brief tour of the Natural History portion of the Cincinnati Museum complex.  This section of the museum does a nice job of appealing to children with lots hands-on and experiential displays, as well as being thoughtful … Continue reading

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Gift #350: Explore Colorado

Today was a most glorious, wonderful day.  For today I woke up, went to the airport, and found myself setting foot on Denver soil at 9am.  Oh happy, happy day to be back home in my beloved city.  My mom … Continue reading

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Gift #91: A Naturalist’s Collection

Today I wanted to share with you the amazing collection of natural treasures we found at Spring Grove over the weekend. I love browsing the leaf litter for treasure, and this was certainly a haul.  The lichen-covered bark came from the ground … Continue reading

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Gift #45: Museum sketches (Denver Museum #3)

Today I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful sketches throughout the Denver Museum of Natural History.  Most of these sketches are found on the signage identifying the specimens in the wildlife dioramas.  These little sketches are charming and … Continue reading

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Gift #32: Denver Museum of Nature and Science (part 1, stay tuned for further posts)

  Today my mom and I spent the entire day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  The ENTIRE day: 9-5.  Yep, we’re some of the few people who can be there from open to close.  As in, the … Continue reading

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