Bird skulls illustrate brilliantly the adaptations for diet and methods of feeding.
Bird skulls in the collection include:
- Tawny owl, Little owl
- Mallard duck, Shoveler duck
- Rook, Crow, Magpie, Jackdaw
- Wood pigeon
- Great tit
- House martin
- Woodcock, Snipe
Main photo shows the skull of a Ring-necked parakeet.
The Collection includes feet from a Swift, Wood pigeon, Song thrush, Green and Great spotted woodpecker, Barn owl, Tawny owl and Little owl, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Crow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Robin, Goldfinch, House martin, Treecreeper, Dunnock, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Wren and Mallard duck.
There are all kinds of feathers in the Collection, as well as the complete skins of a Kingfisher, Snipe, Woodcock, Jay, Treecreeper, House martin, Starling, Mandarin duck and Magpie.
There are wings from a Mallard duck, Teal, Pheasant, Barn owl, Little owl, Tawny owl, Sparrowhawk, Green woodpecker, Great spotted woodpecker, Robin, Great tit, Goldfinch, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Blackcap, Wren and Parakeet.
Mammal skulls in the Collection include
- Red dee, Fallow deer, Roe deer, Muntjac deer
- Grey squirrel
- Brown rat
- Field mouse
- Field vole
- Common shrew
There are several antlers from Fallow and Red deer, including two covered in 'velvet'. Also antlers on the skull of a Muntjac deer and tusks from a Chinese water deer.
To find out more about the skulls and teeth of our UK mammals, click here. Mammal Skulls and Teeth.
Children might enjoy this link! Whose skull is this?
The individual bones are such beautiful shapes! See the bones of a Brown rat, for example.
It is fascinating to compare the same bones in different animals, e.g. the shoulder blades.
As well as UK insects, the Collection has extensive displays of large, brightly coloured exotic insects, which give a glimpse of the amazing wildlife to be seen, in other countries.
Susanna Ramsey, Collector & Photographer
I am Susanna Ramsey and I have a unique collection of natural history objects relating to British Wildlife.
During 2010-2018, I took my Nature Collection into local primary schools to display and run workshops for over 26,000 children, linking the exhibition to science topics in the National Curriculum such as Adaptations, Bones, Classification, Food Webs, Habitats, Life Cycles and Local Wildlife.
In 2018-2020, I worked with the leading schools' catalogue, TTS, to create a range of Educational Resources for primary schools, nurseries, after school clubs and families. To find out about these products, see below.
in 2021, I worked with the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) to create some free, downloadable resources for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Click on the Resources tab.
BRITISH WILDLIFE LEARNING RESOURCES
If you know children who are interested in nature, are a teacher, or would like to learn more about British Wildlife yourself, explore the range of British Wildlife products recently created by The Nature Collection and the leading schools' catalogue, TTS.
The Classification: Natural History pack features 40 small photos of animal skeletons, skulls, feathers, insect specimens and much more, all from The Nature Collection!
The products are perfect for use in primary schools, nurseries, after school clubs, forest schools or at home with friends and family. Click on the links below to find out about each product.