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American mink

Female American mink skull from Peregrine Fur Farm on Dartmoor....

American mink

In 1951, the first American mink arrived at Mr J.H.F. Stevenson’s Peregrine fur farm on the borders of Dartmoor, near Moretonhampstead. Mink became one of the most sought-after furs in...

American mink

Male mink skull from Peregrine Fur Farm on the borders of Dartmoor, near Moretonhampstead....

Sweet flag

This sweet flag specimen was collected at Cassington in Oxfordshire 13 June 1943. Turrill notes it was abundant in pools in an old gravel pit. Walt Whitman was an American poet....

Silver

Mystery silver specimen - recorded on label as: ‘From Treburgett Mine, St Teath, Cornwall’ but recorded in register as: ‘From South America’....

Horse-eye bean

Drift seed picked up on coast near Bude. Ocean currents carried this seed to England from America....

Common tern

This sea bird, sometimes known as the sea swallow, breeds in temperate and sub-Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America. It feeds by diving for fish....

Arsenopyrite

In the later part of the 19th century Devon was the biggest arsenic producer in the world. The arsenopyrite was processed by roasting to produce white arsenic (arsenic trioxide), much...

Sora rail

This sora rail is only the second ever recorded in Devon (20th in all of the UK). She was found dead on 17 October 2016 by staff from the RSPB...