In 2007 Dovetail Gallery was fortunate to aquire a wild bird egg assemblage of nearly 80 eggs including 70 different species. The natural pastels, speckles and egg shapes are indicative of nature's wonderful camouflage, mimicking the colors and patterns of their environment.
This egg-stra special collection came to us from a wonderful family from Appleton, WI who shared their collection. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior granted the mandatory permit to make this a reality.
With the help of Egg Harbor taxidermist, Mike Orthober, and using Roger Tory Peterson's Field Guide: Eastern Bird Nests edition and a caliper, we identified nearly 80 species of wild bird eggs.
In 2014, Kathleen and Tom donated their 20-year-plus collection of decorated and wild bird eggs for permanet display at the community center in Egg Harbor. Read more about it in the article: Egg Collection Donated to Village of Egg Harbor.