Theme by maraudersmaps
Here be stuff that is pretty and dead
1 2 3 4 5 »

Today I received this gorgeous Bull Terrier-type skull in the mail. He’s so WEIRD and I love him a lot. He was found in a forest, and he’s a little chewed up, but he’s a perfect little EggDog. Compared with Beagle and Staffordshire Bull Terrier!

via: Insert your url here

Dead animal warning!

Picked up a juvenile gull from the middle of the road this morning, not long after being hit. Poor beautiful baby. I also moved a fox off the road, one of this year’s little ones - she wasn’t in good shape, but I wish I could have bought her with me back to the woods. I may return for her later this week. Every Sunday seems to bring another road victim my way.

via: Insert your url here
tagged as
Oh man you totally do! If you feel you can manage it it’s well worth a couple hours ambling along, and there’s a few really good places where you can just sit down and slowly go through all the bones around you. ^^

Oh man you totally do! If you feel you can manage it it’s well worth a couple hours ambling along, and there’s a few really good places where you can just sit down and slowly go through all the bones around you. ^^

via: Insert your url here

Some of my river bones!

When I go down there I try to be picky and only take certain types of bones - you can see my favourites, hehe! I was gifted a few of these by the lovely specios, that beautiful complete sheep/deer atlas and the dog axis are two things from them I am very very grateful for!

via: Insert your url here
tagged as
hi! i was wondering what vulture culture is? thanks

firedanceryote:

bigbootsandscaryeyes:

Vulture culture (to me anyway) is a blanket term for all those who collect bones, hides, taxidermy mounts, oddities, natural history specimens, or those who hunt for bones, clean bones, buy bones and mounts, or work with dead animals.
I also include those who are interested in in everything mentioned above, but are unable to collect for any reason.
I also consider it to be a community, where everyone gives advice and helps one another.
It’s pretty cool, everyone’s really welcoming and helpful.
I hope this is an okay explanation.

I would like to add that in general vultures are very environmentally conscious. A lot of what drives us to preserve hides, clean bones, and/or collect stems from a deep respect for nature and the idea of making use of many things that would typically go to waste. Though not true of all vultures, there is a heavy overlap with freeganism, upcycling, and environmentalism. Vultures are usually pretty conscious of where things come from and lean towards sourcing things that would otherwise be discarded where possible- ie road kill, slaughter house waste, hunter waste, etc or vintage items. It may surprise many that quite a few vultures are vegetarian or vegan and involved with animal welfare and rights. I think most of us, if not all of us are also big on educating people about nature, and using bones, hides, etc as teaching tools.

At the heart of vulture culture is a deep love and respect for nature and preserving the beautiful things that come from nature, and embracing death as part of the circle of life. That is what drives us to collect and preserve.

tagged as
The belief that in death, beauty could be found. The belief that through the act of preservation, a new kind of life was promised. Immortal, perfect, brilliant, in the face of the shifting and decaying world.
- The Taxidermist’s Daughter, Kate Mosse (via bonemonger)

bigbootsandscaryeyes:

some side shots of the skulls i got to meet. this new camera makes me wanna cry every time i look at a picture i’ve taken because it’s so fucking crisp. the only downside is battling with my laptop to show them to people.

these guys belong to bonemonger, sittaeuropaea, and prettydeadstuff. 

i forgot to mention that i bought the coyote off prettydeadstuff and the juv fox off sittaeuropaea, and i’m still dying of joy. 

bonemonger:

specios:

Having a reshuffle on the shelves; thought that I might as well have a family photo. I got a few new creatures yesterday - more photos to come later.

Great looking collection you’ve got there!

bonemonger:

specios:

Having a reshuffle on the shelves; thought that I might as well have a family photo. I got a few new creatures yesterday - more photos to come later.

Great looking collection you’ve got there!