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I was at Chewonki today with a modified invasive plant/native plant display (posters) for the Maine Environmental Education Association annual meeting. Not the crowds we see at the flower shows and fairs, but a different audience (the regular display is at the Maine Home and Garden Show in Gorham).

Here are some cool things I saw…

I had to lay on the floor to get this,

It’s the life-sized lower jaw of this,
a northern fin whale.

Still snowy in the woods,
chewonki snowywds

But some green showing in open places,
chewonki vpdic
(that’s broom moss aka Dicranum scoparium in case you wanted to know…)

I heard some loud squacking while I was out for air, which I knew had to come from a large bird, but I was a little surprised to see this,
chewonki be

Look what I saw in the worm bin at the Connecticut Valley Biological Supply table,
chewonki bugs
Pill bugs (the bigger darker ones) and sow bugs… and here I thought they were different names for the same critter. They had some great stuff for teachers, but the thing that caught my eye was the MiScope… a little lighted box that connects to your pc, and you can see things on your screen magnified 40x-140x. The software can take still images and videos. WAY COOL.


I spun up the remainder of the bfl… thin! Pics soon, after I spin up the rest of the sample fibers!

There’s a date for the 2009 Fiber Frolic!

2 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    March 27, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

    Whale skeletons are amazing.

  2. 2

    kmkat said,

    March 28, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

    I gave Younger Son a PC-compatible microscope for Christmas a couple years back — I was so jealous that it would work with his computer but not with my Mac. But I am not willing to cough up $300+ to be able to play with one myself, darn.

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