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September 09, 2002

Birds Of Vermont

On Saturday I was going to go to an auction in Johnson, VT with my mom and grandparents but because of their late start in the morning, it was over by the time we got there.

Looking for something else to do we went to the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington, VT. To tell the truth I really didn't think it would be that great but suggested it anyway since we needed to kill a couple hours until we would have supper.

Knowing nothing about the museum, other than it existed and where it was, I was guessing it would have lots of stuffed birds and photographs. To my surprise all the birds on display were incredibly well done and detailed wood carvings. I was glad to find that nothing in the museum was stuffed. To make it even more interesting all of the carvings were set in mock-ups of their natural habitats and were more true to life than exhibits I've seen in much larger museums across the US.

It turned out all the carvings were done by a nice gentleman in his early 80s, named Bob Spear. He happened to be there working on a few things but took a moment to say hi and ask us if we had any questions and that he'll be happy to talk with us. We spoke with him for only a few minutes but we could see that he is very dedicated to the museum and preservation of birds.

The entire trip to this museum was a very enjoyable experience. So much so that it is now on the top of my list of recommendations for when out of state friends visit and ask what they should see.

Posted in Vermont by usrbingeek at 2002-09-09 15:38 ET (GMT-5) | 0 Comments | Permalink


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