Bird Egg Signature Display (Animal Signatures® Display Series)
Just as we learn to identify the handwriting of others, we can learn to read “signatures” left behind by wildlife. By recognizing these animal clues, it is possible to conclude which animals are in the area. This unique, glass-topped display provides real examples of these clues, or signatures. Each sample is collected with careful regard to environmental impact, and assembled by Acorn Naturalists. With this display, discover how to determine if egg shells are from hatched birds or the result of egg predation. The eggs included are real (infertile) eggs from domestic quail and turkey. Information about the samples shown is provided on the back, making this display perfect for educators. Our signature displays are recommended for ages 8 to adult.
Dimensions: 6" L x 8" W x ¾" D
Quoted from the label on the back of the display:
"If you come upon bird egg shells in the wild, observe their condition carefully. A successful hatch, as seen in the quail eggs on the left side of the display, typically leaves large segments of the egg shell intact. If a predator has raided and destroyed the nest, things are more chaotic, as demonstrated by pieces of turkey eggs on the right. The eggshells here are crushed, a few pieces of feather are present, and a telltale yellow yolk stain is apparent. Snakes, skunks, foxes, opossum, and snapping turtles are all known to consume bird eggs. The tracks surrounding a ground nest raid may also offer clues."
Animal Signatures® Displays Mix and Match: Receive 10% off when ordering 10 or more of any items in this series. Upon checkout, discounts for all items are added together and collectively subtracted from the total.