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Introduction to Taxidermy (small creatures)
Saturday 14th March 2020

Join us at the beautiful Totem Retreat for a day of taxidermy!

In this class we will discuss the ethics involved in taxidermy, the health and safety aspects, and I will show you how to make your own piece. This class will be mixed species (small to medium-sized birds, rats and large mice) which is great for beginners as you'll have an idea of how to work on both.

Preferably you'll source your own specimen, but if you do get caught short hopefully I can supply some too depending on what I've been able to collect (just let me know in advance).

Once you have enrolled (details in 'how to book'), I'll email you regarding how to store your specimen, as well as some considerations you may want to think about before you attend in regards to the finishing of the piece (mounting etc).

Accommodation is available, please also let me know if you would like to book for one or both nights (additional $45 per person per night - shared bathroom).

One week prior to the class, I will email enrolled students detailing further information about class preparation, and what to expect on the day.

For more information about Totem Retreat go to, and feel free to email me with any questions you may have about the class at antoinette_ratcliffe(at)

Please also note that no native species will be accepted unless accompanied by a DOC permit. If you are unsure if your specimen is native, please check

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