A bird watcher with a gun? Sounds odd but that's how it used to be. And bird collections tell an interesting story about how museums changed the way they gathered information about our feathered friends.
The Osprey was appointed Nova Scotia's provincial bird in 1994, but not everyone thought it was the best choice. Find out what people had to say about this talented fishing bird and other interesting facts about Ospreys.
At the turn of the century, hats adorned with bird feathers were all the rage. It led to such a frenzy of feather collection that some birds faced extinction. Though feathers continue to be used in fashion, indiscriminate collection is now a thing of the past.