Cold be hand and heart and bone

Carol | 21 | Scotland, UK

Bone collector, bird watcher, amateur taxidermist, RSPB volunteer, flower presser, skeleton articulator, wildlife photographer, chicken keeper, gardener

The Tibia to my Fibula

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The Knight Wonders What, Exactly, He Rescued by Jeannine Hall Gailey

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Meet the crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga). It’s a charming specialized predator that lives on the coasts of Antarctica. It feeds almost exclusively on krill (90% of their diet) and sometimes cephalopods and antarctic fish.

Technique: The seal gobbles mouthfuls of krill and water drains through the spaces created by its teeth.

Crabeaters have little food competition, but as pups they are heavily preyed upon by leopard seals.

If you love the crabeater mug go here for a short story told by the person who photographed it.

Top two photos from The Brain Scoop. If you love natural history, museums, and taxidermy, follow them!

Dream skull right there

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Do birds fly to the moon? that’s what they thought - WTF fun facts

This is my favourite bird story, next to the Barnacle Goose one and Sparrowhawk one

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You can’t convince me this raccoon isn’t elegantly playing the deepest sonata you’ll ever hear on a avant garde harp


You can’t convince me this raccoon isn’t elegantly playing the deepest sonata you’ll ever hear on a avant garde harp

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If you ever feel like you’ve screwed up, just remember that in 1348 the Scots thought it would be a good idea to invade England because the English were weakened by the Plague. They subsequently caught the plague themselves, went back to Scotland, and killed half their own population.


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The Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca) employs a unique hunting method called canopy feeding. The Black Heron fans its wings in an umbrella over the surface of the water, and the shade this creates attracts fish.

Photo: Ben Cranke/Getty images

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Scottish pine forest

quietly fangirling that naturepunk reblogged my post

The belief that in death, beauty could be found. The belief that through the act of preservation, a new kind of life was promised. Immortal, perfect, brilliant, in the face of the shifting and decaying world.
The Taxidermist’s Daughter, Kate Mosse




Three years ago, researchers fired whisky to the International Space Station as part of an experiment to see how the conditions in space change flavours. Next month, the whisky will return to Earth.

Scotland’s contribution to space research. Good job.


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Seal Claws, Lincolnshire. England.

Photo credit: Jim Greenfield

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Skulls crusted in salt from Lake Assal, Djibouti. he local vendors find skulls of antelope and camels and put them in the water for a few days and they come out glazed. The salt comes from Lac Assal (Salt Lake), the lowest point in Africa and, at 155 meters below sea level, the third lowest depression on earth. It is the second most salinated lake in the world, after Don Juan Pond in Antarctica.

Give them all to me

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