Tiny bookshelves with little books……..And a corridor in with bell jars awaiting their exhibits.
Inside the Specimen Room, tiny cases of butterflies and chiffoniers of minerals and shells.
And cabinets with doors holding mineral and shell specimens.
The tiniest specimen cabinets have itty bitty drawers smaller than a matchbook.
The butterflies were carefully cut from photographs of real butterflies printed on vellum.
The Specimen cabinet of eggs, shells and minerals,
each drawer is roughly the width of a quarter. We made the eggs ourselves…and the shells are the smallest we could find.
We have attempted to identify the minerals and rocks, and will confirm what they are with the help of a geologist.
We have made the tiny nests on the tip of a chopstick. The largest nest here is in the cap of an acorn, which resembles the nest construction of certain swallows.