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Sunday, 9 February 2014
Some of the Museum's Wonderful Collection of Wild Life is on Show
Apart from visiting the new hang in the art gallery, part of the amazing collection of birds, mammals, fish and butterflies is now on show in the two downstairs rooms on either side of the front door.
I took photographs before the displays were finished, but you can see how splendid some of them are:
Above various sorts of ducks, and below a fish mounted on wood, by now this should be above the fireplace.
Below a dark photo of a case containing 4 badgers.
And here a lovely pair of puffins.
Pick of the month features Carleton Attwood's maquette of 'The Watchers' seen below:
and his painting 'Magnolia'. Carleton Attwood was also responsible for making