An antique collection of hummingbirds, 98 of them, all different, In a mahogany case. Click on the picture to full screen for fantastic effect!
The collection was given to Cornell by a Rochester family, descendants not of the collector but of a traveler who fortunately had the means to bring them from Panama. Mounted long ago, more recently restored, they retain their wildly irridescent feather coloration.
A great blue heron, one among a reproducing group, is very alive and preening in the pond at Sapsucker Woods.