Holiday memories need to be preserved - along with all those other photos you have taken over the years. I have had a few questions lately on my "Ask Robin" blog about preserving your photographs and...
The first principle governing the art is that, after the specimen has been procured, in as fresh and clean a state as may be, it should have the skin stripped from the body in such a manner as not ...
Caddo was first seen by Europeans in the 16th century, but substantial development would only begin with invention of the steamboat and US annexation of both Louisiana and Texas in the 19th century...
The Scottish WildcatIn Scotland the wildcat became extinct in the Lothians before 1800 and by 1830 it was absent from almost the whole of the south of Scotland and from Nairn, Moray and Banff. In D...
New Zealand HuiaExtinction of the huia (Heteralocha acutirostris) in 1907 was a tragic loss to New Zealand's ancient native avifauna. It serves as a reminder of the importance of bird protection. W...
I am starting with a skinned bird. This particular bird will be using a cast head and feet, therefore I have altered the normal skinning process slightly. To begin with, I skinned ventrally... then...
Hutchings FamilyIt would appear that James Hutchings began working as a taxidermist in Aberystwyth in the 1860s. His sons, James (Fred), George and Walter and daughter (Poppy), followed him in the ...
Squirrels playing cards, kittens taking tea and bunnies learning their ABC will be among the extraordinary and intriguing lots to be sold when international fine art auctioneers Bonhams sell the co...
William Borrer, NaturalistWilliam Borrer was born at Barrow Hill, Henfield, West Sussex on January 18th 1814. He inherited a love of natural history from his father the noted botanist William Borre...
BIO HAZARD Issues for the Collector: Keeping the little creepy-crawly-hungry things out of your valuable collection. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...