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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Naturalist

These days there's little spare time for luxuriously reading all of the sewing, knitting, and faith-based blogs that I read while we lived in Greece.  I've whittled down my list to two daily must-reads.  One is Soulemama, and the other is Small Things.  These blogs have quite a bit in common--homeschooling, big families, and great photography, to name a few.  Ginny Foreman just posted a giveaway that inspired me to write a little here about M's museum, which occupies a shelf in the bedroom he shares with Z.  I know that he'd love to go fossil hunting, so I am going to try to schedule a trip to one of the areas near our home that should, in theory, have good fossil hunting.

M collects things everywhere we go, whether it's a jaunt to the grocery store (B has found gobs of twist ties from the produce section and random bits of metal from the parking lot in his pockets.) or one of our nature hikes (Worms, snails, slugs, oh my!), M finds something that he'd like to bring home with us.

Our trip to the farm over Memorial Day was quite rich in finds, and he's got quite the little museum.  Here, in no particular order, are some of the items on display.


goat skull



tortoise shell


wasp nests


assorted shells and fossilized shark teeth


insect remains


the findings in two owl pellets


tail feathers from an American Kestrel and Red-tailed Hawk


a vulture clavicle



If you're in town, we'd love for you to stop by M's Museum.  Admission is free...

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