Saturday, March 15, 2008
I went looking for coltsfoot last week. On my way up there I accidentally interrupted some grouse mating. The female flew off, but the male just stood there in full display. He was absolutely gorgeous. His neck feathers were all ruffled out, and his tail was up in a full fan, like a turkey. I took this picture, which isn't the best shot- but you can fill in with your imagination. Then on the way home I found the most beautiful road kill- a large male river otter. Enjoy the pictures of the pelt tanning process so far. This project has led me to become an official member of an internet discussion forum. Yall are gonna love this- the site is www.braintan.com, and the name of the forum is "The Hideout!" (get it?) I love it- a bunch of brain tanning geeks who like to talk very specific gory details about everything that has to do with tanning. Check it out sometime.