Posts Tagged With: birds

For the Birds or Time for Aves Class

To save time on the way to work recently, one of Two Who Trek took the dirt roads.  The Michigan morning was cold and frosty, about a half hour after sunrise.  Out in last year’s corn field, about three dozen turkeys were foraging.  Some were doing presentations while others focused on feeding. While watching the turkeys, birds of a different feather in a different place came to mind.

In Galápagos, we saw birds of many colors. Today we are going to revisit some of them.

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The Museo Pumapungo at the Banco Central in Cuenca

The Museo Pumapungo is large as life!  Located in Cuenca’s Banco Central complex, colorfully animated dioramas illustrate the varied cultures in Ecuador.  These displays cover an entire floor and show life-sized examples from the coast, highlands and jungle.  One exhibit features shrunken heads.

Other Pumapungo (“gate of the puma”) exhibits include photographs of early Cuenca life and a historical perspective on Ecuadorian currency.  A special section shows this first 80 years of bank history.  For a limited time, there is also an impressive exhibit called Oro y Plata.  Many pieces of gold, silver and copper artifacts, created by indigenous people throughout Ecuadorian history, are showcased.

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