The #CranfieldsCuriosityCabinet shop and museum is OPEN TODAY, Monday 19th February, 9.30am to 6.30pm!
Come to peruse and buy all manner of #naturalhistory#curiosities - #taxidermy#entomology#osteology#insects#skulls#skull. Add to your #collection or unique #interiordesign
Access to the #museum, my private collection, is granted with any purchase.
Visit the shop and museum today!
Cranfield's Curiosity Cabinet
1193 London Road
Leigh on Sea
Easily accessible via train, plane and automobile. Parking available on shop front, or spaces on road directly outside shop or in pub car park just across the road.
For those visiting by train get the c2c line to Leigh on Sea, and the shop is a 15 min walk or 5 min taxi - ask for directions to The Elms pub and then we are just across the road.
As always, your humble and curious servant,
James Cranfield, B.Sc. (hons)
Collector and purveyor of the finest quality taxidermy and natural history curiosities
Happy #MacroMonday everyone! Say hello to our little holotype friend: sphaerocerid fly, Monteithiana dealata. Our photographer Geoff Thompson focus stacked 80 images to achieve such incredible detail 🐝📸👀🔬🤯 Fly fact: Did you know lots of insects are described as flies but "true flies" are a distinct group of insects which have only one pair of wings, unlike the caddisflies, scorpion flies, mayflies and butterflies that have two pairs of wings. Discover more about the fascinating world of flies and arm yourself with lots of crazy fly facts for your next party! Simply search ‘fly’ on our website. Enjoy. #qldmuseum#fliesofinstagram#queenslandmuseum#entomology
On my hike to Zim Zim Falls near Lake Berryessa, the weather ended up being cold and windy with scattered clouds. There was almost no insect activity along the trail, minus a few small flys and moths I saw fly by me. Thankfully I managed to find some spiders on the trail, including this female wolf spider (Lycosidae). I haven’t taken too many photos of spiders but today was a great day to try and learn some new techniques to photograph them. Wolf spiders are mostly solitary and are very effective hunters with incredibly good eyesight. Unlike other spiders, these do not spin webs. A unique aspect of wolf spiders is that females will carry their spiderlings on the top of their abdomens. I’m hoping to take some more photos of spiders this coming spring on all of my new adventures. #macrointhewild#macrophotography#lakeberryessa#spiders#arachnid#macro#hunter#wolfspider#spring#february#backtonormal#zimzimfalls#californianative#spidersarecooltoo#entomology#science#biology