Natural History Collectibles
So many Categories for Natural History Collectibles!
Natural history collectibles refer to a fascinating set of collectible items that allow you to explore the world for what it is and what it was. With an extremely wide range of categories falling under it, you would never be bored or run out of material with natural history collectibles. From animal fossils to plants, natural history collectibles have something for everyone interested in the history and evolution of the Earth.
When looking to start on the hobby of collecting natural history items, you need to decide where to start from rather than simply go out and pick whatever you find. There are many stores that specialize in natural history collectibles ranging from collectible fossils to insect collectibles and from collectible rocks to Conchology or collecting shells. Natural history collectibles are so vast a category that you might soon find that there is no end in sight once you get there.
If you are interested in birds, then you can opt for Oology, i.e. collectible birds' nests and eggs. In most cases, these nests are abandoned by birds which have moved on and therefore, there is no reason to think that you might be making some poor bird homeless. Birds also tend to abandon their eggs for many reasons and in such cases, you may even find these eggs a wonderful addition to your collection. If you do not fancy climbing trees and looking for them, then rest assured, many stores out there will help you collect these Oology collectibles for your hobby.
If you are near the shoreline, then Conchology is an interesting hobby where you collect shells. On the beach, you can simply walk out and pick them up from the sand however if you are far from the beach and love shells just as much, just hop down to the nearest natural history collectibles store and pick them off the shells - almost the same experience, sans the sand.
Collectible rocks or gemstone collectibles are also a popular sub-category under natural history collectibles. Collectible rocks aren't exactly the everyday rocks you see near you. There are different varieties such as volcanic rocks, undersea specimens and much more. The variety of collectible rocks available will surprise as will the variety of gemstone collectibles.
For those interested in insects, there is a vast range of insect collectibles available in these stores. You can also specialize within this category by picking a category such as butterfly collectibles. In most cases, you may not find enough sub-categories of insects so as to specialize in each one but butterfly collectibles, just like moth or spider collectibles, will give you ample opportunity to fill your storage shelves.
If you are more of a fossil-lover, then there are numerous collectible fossils and collectible skulls & skeletons that can keep you interested in natural history collectibles. While not as rare as those in museums, these collectible fossils or collectible skulls & skeletons are still quite expensive and beautiful.
Natural history collectibles require special storage techniques as most of these items are either dead creatures or fossils that need utmost protection from room temperature, moisture or direct sunlight. Some of these natural history collectibles will be damaged if they come in contact with air as well, hence there are wet-containers for these collectible items to keep them safe.
A huge category that expands into almost every perceivable direction, natural history collectibles are one of the most exciting and fulfilling hobbies that you can pursue. All you need is a little bit of love for history and a little bit of love for nature, and these natural history collectibles will just blow you away.