The exhibit was in an exterior tent and it was all sorts of magic walking through the fluttering winged things.
Inside the museum there were loads of old school specimens.
Did you know that there are no real Dodo specimens? None! Not a single one! Every Dodo bird specimen found in museums is a reproduction.
But, what I really want to show you is this...
This Victorian display stands over 6ft tall and contains over 100 hummingbird specimens. It looks like chaos in photos, but in person it is absolutely amazing. I was trying to find additional information on this piece and it seems it's history is a bit of mystery. I think that adds to it's appeal.
Inspired by my visit to the Natural History Museum I've made a little butterfly "specimen" display.
I've used an inexpensive cubby box as a base and covered it with papers from Steampunk Debutante.
The butterflies are fussy cut from Butterfly Specifics from Olde Curiosity Shoppe.
I've added some small metal feet, Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brads, and an Antique Metal Door Pull to finish it off.
I have so many other interesting and inspiring things to share with you that you're going to be sick to death of me! But first I've got to get back to gluing stuff to other stuff and splashing paint on things.
Waiting for the train to London. Fun fact: you cannot get cream for your coffee in England! You can have your fill of milk, but delicious thick cream for your black gold is a rare treasure. I was gasping for a creamy cup of joe when I returned.