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PostSubject: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:42 pm

As a curator at the Nottingham Natural History Museum, UK, I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by animals every day (of the taxidermied variety of course). Not many people have heard of us, but we have all sorts of creatures on display, some small, some big!

For example, here is our giraffe, Geoffrey:

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If anyone is interested, I recently set up a Facebook page which I'm slowly updating with pictures, so you can see more exhibits there.
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:44 pm

Nice pics and welcome here sunny sunny sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:28 pm

Thanks widu.

I forgot to mention that the museum is situated in an extensive deer park populated by red and fallow deer, so I'm surrounded by more than my fair share of spectacular wildlife too :) I must take some photos to share.
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:29 pm

Those are great pics! Do you have pics of the deer? I would love to see them.
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:40 am

Thanks Saarloos, I'll take some photos of the deer next time I have a chance and post them here :)
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:57 am

What a place ! I wish you will post more pics because some of us are FB reluctant Laughing

By the way, is the Green thing on the "African hole" pic the odd creature or is it something elses ?

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:36 am

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What a place ! I wish you will post more pics because some of us are FB reluctant Laughing

By the way, is the Green thing on the "African hole" pic the odd creature or is it something elses ?

Yes! the green thing is a little goblin drinking from the water hole! Definitely an odd creature for an African diorama scene. The photo was taken at Halloween when we had goblins hiding all over the museum Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:50 am

What an interesting place You working in Adam! Natural History museums are always very interesting. Thank You for sharing :)

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:00 pm

Look what I encountered on the way home from work tonight - a herd of red deer. Luckily I had my camera on me, but unluckily the sun was going down, I was balancing my bike between my legs, and I'm not a great photographer anyway, so apologies for the bad quality. I couldn't get much closer as they are rather timid and they were already starting to walk away. But, as you can see, I'm very lucky to work in such a place :) In the summer I'll try and take some better photographs to share.
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:06 pm

Wow, great pic cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:46 pm

Indeed you are very lucky Adam, I would love to share such pics from my own travel What a Face

I hope you will share more soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:06 pm

That's really cool!! a great collection!!
would love to learn the art of taxidermy someday. I also have some stuffed animals en skulls!!
just liked the fb page!!
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:19 pm

Thanks for liking kgroot :)
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:00 pm

That is really cool! You are really lucky to be around animals all day, in the museum or just seeing them in a field.
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:23 pm

I feel very lucky! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:28 pm

Funny to see you here Dr Admin.


either way belated welcome

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:57 am

A Blaschka glass model in the museum :)
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:20 pm

Another deer sighting in Wollaton Park (I'm much happier with this photo Wink):
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:18 am

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A Blaschka glass model in the museum :)

Very very nice Sad(o)): Their mollusc and medusa models are really stunning! Thank you for sharing Very Happy

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Another deer sighting in Wollaton Park (I'm much happier with this photo Wink):

Incredible encounter! No chance I could live something like that on the way to work Laughing
Those stag need a company to realise realistic models... At least more than nowadays Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:03 am

Yes, deer photo is trully wonderful!! congratulations Adam, thank You for sharing! Very Happy

Glass octopus is very interesting too Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:58 pm

What a wonderful place to work and such beautiful animals to encounter on your way to and from work. Thanks so much for sharing the photos and the facebook page. I would love to be able to visit.
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:08 pm

Phantastic models sunny sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:13 pm

Here's a close up of our Giraffe, Geoffrey :)
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:37 pm

A view of our new display case with newly conserved animals from our historical collections:
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:31 pm

WANT THEM ALL bounce bounce bounce 

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:31 am

Red kangaroo on display in our museum:)
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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:28 am

Wow, that cassowary and kangaroo.... whats the furry guy in the corner of the case with the cassowary? A coati mundi or a red panda? I can't quite tell... Suspect 

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:33 am

Great pics! What do you do with the deer antlers when they are shed? Do you sell them or put them in the museum?

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:23 am

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Wow, that cassowary and kangaroo.... whats the furry guy in the corner of the case with the cassowary? A coati mundi or a red panda? I can't quite tell... Suspect 

Red panda! Well spotted! Actually, this case is for temporary displays so the contents will changed soon. The current theme of the case is endangered animals. The next theme will be extinction (so it will contain some fossils too). I'll share photos when the new display is complete.

As for the antlers that are shed by deer that roam the grounds, the park is public, so I believe it is finders keepers for whoever comes across them. I never have myself...

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:57 pm

Gosh, I never discovered this subject before   Sleep Sleep Embarassed 

What a wonderful place you work, - thankyou ever so much for all the great photoes  Applause 

About antlers. We have lots of red deer ( and others ) here, but I think very few of the antlers are ever found.
I have lived next to forests most of my life, and have only found one little antler from a roebuck.
The people who have worked there for a wole life never found any  Rolling Eyes 

They usually shed them in places with dense growth, where they just look like dead branches, and I have been told that mice and such eat them, so after a week they are more or less gone. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:12 pm

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Gosh, I never discovered this subject before   Sleep Sleep Embarassed 

What a wonderful place you work, - thankyou ever so much for all the great photoes  Applause 

About antlers. We have lots of red deer ( and others ) here, but I think very few of the antlers are ever found.
I have lived next to forests most of my life, and have only found one little antler from a roebuck.
The people who have worked there for a wole life never found any  Rolling Eyes 

They usually shed them in places with dense growth, where they just look like dead branches, and I have been told that mice and such eat them, so after a week they are more or less gone. scratch

Well, that would certainly explain why so few antlers are found. I've been working here for over a year and not a single antler has been handed into the museum (except for one very old one, but that wasn't local and was found washed up on a beach!). Thanks for the insight :)

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:03 pm

It is true that mice eat them. I have a shed from a whitetail/mule deer I found near my cabin, all the points are chewed off but the main beams are still intact, but yes they also look like dead branches. If I have time I might post a picture.  Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:28 am

I have found a few whitetail sheds around my house. When I was in Yellowstone, if found lots of elk sheds, but unfortunately it is illegal to take them from the park.

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:25 am

WOW !! You have a good eye for it , - and lots of wildlife  cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:48 pm

Thanks. I love walking in the woods looking for sheds. I usually spend 99.9% looking, and .1% finding. Michigan is really nice because there are whitetails state wide, elk in the upper central part of the state, and mpose in the upper peninsula. I have never found a Michigan moose or elk shed, but that would be incredible.

It would also be fun to find a Roebuck shed or red stag shed.

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:51 pm

I've been busy over the last few years preparing and curating a special exhibition of dinosaurs from China. It includes the tallest dinosaur skeleton ever seen in the UK and real fossils of feathered dinosaurs. It opened this month and will run until the end of October. It is a one-off world exclusive exhibition that is unique to the Nottingham Natural History Museum at Wollaton Hall, and is well worth a visit if you're interested in dinosaurs. Here's the website to find out more: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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PostSubject: Re: Nottingham Natural History Museum   Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:04 pm

WOW !!!! Fabulous affraid cheers Applause cheers

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