A Beginner’s Guide to Metal Detecting as a Hobby

man using metal detectorAny hobby that can be both a fun and an educational experience, is always popular with people of all ages. Metal detecting is exactly that kind of hobby, and as such is one that you might want to give a little consideration to taking up. To help you decide whether it really is a hobby for you, the following is a beginner’s guide to metal detecting, covering why detectorists love it and how you could get started. Read More A Beginner’s Guide to Metal Detecting as a Hobby

Taxidermy – Its History and New Found Appeal

taxidermy exampleFrom the Greek words taxis (meaning order, preparation and arrangement) and derma (meaning skin), taxidermy is the process of preserving animal skin together with feathers, fur or scales. In ancient times, the process was a simple one of preservation for the sake of using skins for practical purposes, but in more modern times it has come to refer to the expert mounting of animals to accurately model their anatomy. Read More Taxidermy – Its History and New Found Appeal