The Encampment: Thomas Drummond, 1830
David Heinecke, TPWD Interpreter as naturalist Thomas Drummond
who documented plant and animal species
Thomas Drummond, Part 1 (Real Media)
Thomas Drummond, Part 2 (Real Media)
Eliza meets Thomas Drummond. Skinning a river otter to send the pelt back
for study back east.
A skinned striped skunk!
From Drummond's collections -- what skull is this? See the big eyes and teeth!
This carnivore skull is from a cougar!
A bird specimen for scientific study
Spanish moss used to stuff animal specimens used for study
Plant press used to preserve plant specimens
Specimen jars used to send back specimens
Bird bill shaped like tweezers can grab insects, like pliers can crack seeds.
This owl's bill can tear meat
Naturalists keep good notes, drawings and often a journal
Eastern rat snake
Naturalists' tools -- the journal, skinning knife,
travelling pen set including a quill pen and ink,
Time's up! Bye, Eliza!