NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, USA [RESULTS]

Saturday January 22nd 2011
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NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, USA [RESULTS]

Post by sumacm » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:55 pm

Two of us crawled at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History this morning. We started off in the great hall with the dinosaurs and reptiles.

First I drew this Galapagos tortoise:

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Tortoise by sumacm, on Flickr

There were lots of skeletons to draw, but I was distracted by the people as usual:

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Museum visitors by sumacm, on Flickr

As I was drawing, a young man rolled a cart in and took out some fossils. Manning the "fossil cart" was a high-school student volunteer who showed kids various fossils and bones as they passed by:

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Fossil Cart by sumacm, on Flickr

I knew I had to draw at least ONE of the many skeletons gracing the hall, so I did:

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Stegosaurus by sumacm, on Flickr

We then moved on to a higher floor, with floor-to-ceiling glass cases full of stuffed birds. The display explained which ones were full-time residents of Connecticut, and which ones visited only briefly or during the summer. I'll have to come back and study them more closely another time so I can identify some of the shore birds I see on kayaking trips along the coastline.

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Greater Yellowlegs, Hudsonian Goodwit by sumacm, on Flickr

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Owls, gull by sumacm, on Flickr

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Flycatcher, lark, fish crow by sumacm, on Flickr

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Pileated Woodpecker by sumacm, on Flickr

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Osprey by sumacm, on Flickr

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Pileated Woodpecker by sumacm, on Flickr

After our two-hour crawl of the museum, we had lunch at Miya's Sushi in downtown New Haven -- amazing, sustainable and delicious food!

Hope to see some more people join us on our next Sketchcrawl!

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Re: NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, USA [RESULTS]

Post by qsima » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:58 pm

Great sketches! congratulations!

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Re: NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, USA [RESULTS]

Post by anneF38 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:00 pm

nice ! I like the woodpecker :lol:

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Re: NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, USA [RESULTS]

Post by Sophie Valenti » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:16 am

Beautiful sketches and nice visit of the Natural History Museum !
Bravo :clap:
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Re: NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, USA [RESULTS]

Post by universitaria » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:07 am

I loved the woodpecker!!! Congratulations!!!

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