Dienstag, 29. November 2016

Bird Beaks

I was interested in animals and bones since I was a small kid, but I preferred mammals more than birds and I think it's still that way. Anyhow, birds could be very impressive too, especially when it comes to their beak. Cool people could say a lot about a bird by just looking at its beak. I'm not that cool, but I'm trying xD
So, I have three interesting bird skulls with amazing beaks here, let's have a look at them under the cut!

Montag, 7. November 2016

Picture of the Day

Caterpillar of Phlogophora meticulosa. We met it at the last warm day in November the 4th. I hope it found a cozy place right now.

Donnerstag, 29. September 2016

Find of the Day

We visited the lake yesterday and among the driftwood I found a very scruffy feather. First I was like "Oh look, a buzzard feather! What a pitty it's so washed up.", but then I had a closer look to it. For a buzzard feather it was too short and the colors/markings aren't buzzard-like either. There was also a kind of fluff on the feather surface... So, what does that mean? Exactly, it must be an owl feather!

I cleaned the feather at home and now it looks quite pretty again. I think it's a wing feather of a tawny owl. YAY! I rarely find owl feathers so I'm pretty happy about this one.

If you want to know how to clean and refresh scruffy feathers have a look over here.
And if you like to know how to differ owl feathers from other bird feather look here.

Mittwoch, 28. September 2016

Picture of the Day

Skulls of: rabbit, red fox and goat.
We were succesful! Our bounty after a stroll through the deep and mighty mountain forest.

Dienstag, 20. September 2016

Fossil Hunt

This time I did something new: I went on fossil hunt! Together with one of my best friends I explored the stone pit called "Schümel" in Holderbank (Aargau). I've never been there  before, I just got a hint by a foreign mineral enthusiast I met in the train a year ago. There were many questions in my head, like: How to find them? How do they look like? And what do I eat? Get the answers under the cut...

Freitag, 9. September 2016

Summer Summary

September started but it's still like summer outdoors. I don't like to stroll arround when it's too hot. On those occasions I prefer to enjoy the beach or stay in the house instead. Anyhow, it's been a while since I wrote a new entry, so here you got a few pictures of animals and findings. Under the cut you go!

Sonntag, 19. Juni 2016

Treasures from Iceland

I always wanted to visit a Nordic country. Actually I wanted to go to Spitsbergen, but that was slightly a bit too expensive and I had to go alone, so I decided to visit Iceland with my beloved "Fennel" instead. Of course I found some souvenirs of the special kind. Let's check them out under the cut!