Tag Archives: Michel Gosselin

War Ornithologists

During the two world wars, biologists and ornithologists who were enlisted as soldiers observed bird behaviour and even collected specimens. Meet three ornithologist soldiers whose specimens made their way to the museum. Continue reading

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Museum birds tell their tale

What can be learned from a bird’s nest from 1925? Or from a Bird of Paradise collected in the middle of the last century? Michel Gosselin shows us five specimens from the Museum’s bird collection that each tell a very special story. Continue reading

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Bird Nests: A Little-Known Collection

Birds’ capacity for adaptation and perseverance helps them make a nest that can camouflage their young and keep them warm. Find out about the amazing bird-nest collection at the museum. Continue reading

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