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Sep 7
Oxford University Museum of Natural History skeleton line-up.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History skeleton line-up.

Sep 1
thebrainscoop:

September 2014 marks 100 years since the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. It’s estimated that the population of these migrant birds fell from 3.7 billion individuals to 0 in about 40 years, largely due to human impact, habitat destruction, and a lack of regulation on hunting, trapping, and their use in competitive tourneys.
Remember Martha, the last of her kind, and what she represents as not just a hallmark of her species, but as a symbol for our fragile environments today.

thebrainscoop:

September 2014 marks 100 years since the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. It’s estimated that the population of these migrant birds fell from 3.7 billion individuals to 0 in about 40 years, largely due to human impact, habitat destruction, and a lack of regulation on hunting, trapping, and their use in competitive tourneys.

Remember Martha, the last of her kind, and what she represents as not just a hallmark of her species, but as a symbol for our fragile environments today.

You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod/iPhone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs.

Tagged by bonemonger 

1. Lost - Avenged Sevenfold

2. Replica - Sonata Arctica 

3. Flashback - Sonic Syndicate

4. Rosenrot - Rammstein 

5. Reborn - Stone Sour

6. Closing - Enter Shikari

7. Haven - Dark Tranquility 

8. Bad Things - Jace Everett

9. The Dark Eternal Night - Dream Theatre

10. La Mer - Nine Inch Nails

Not everywhere but our beaches are good for dead things. Most trips result in us bringing at least a couple of dead things home. This particular beach has an island about 10 miles off the coast from it which has a large seabird colony so that might contribute to why we find so many dead birds. 
We’ve also had a couple of storms recently so that probably doesn’t help the birds.
If you ever come to Scotland we’ll definitely take you to one of the beaches.

Not everywhere but our beaches are good for dead things. Most trips result in us bringing at least a couple of dead things home. This particular beach has an island about 10 miles off the coast from it which has a large seabird colony so that might contribute to why we find so many dead birds.
We’ve also had a couple of storms recently so that probably doesn’t help the birds. If you ever come to Scotland we’ll definitely take you to one of the beaches.

Found my first swan skull.

Found my first swan skull.

mydeadthingsdiary:

sittaeuropaea:

I’m seriously in love with this guy.

He is very handsome! You going to give him a scrub?

He is indeed, he’s had a wash now and will be getting degreased as soon as I find a suitable container for him.

mydeadthingsdiary:

sittaeuropaea:

I’m seriously in love with this guy.

He is very handsome! You going to give him a scrub?

He is indeed, he’s had a wash now and will be getting degreased as soon as I find a suitable container for him.

I’m seriously in love with this guy.

I’m seriously in love with this guy.

UK Vulture Culture

mydeadthingsdiary:

To those in the UK interested in taxidermy, bones, fur and vulture culture in general, don’t be afraid to join our FB group :)

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It’s where we organise meets, as well as sharing interesting ebay listings, discussing VC related things and ofc helping each other out and answering any questions :)

There’s also an informal selling page for UK VC items

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The recent beach finds.

The recent beach finds.

Scottish Landscapes for bonemonger, who really wants to head north.