Our Natural World
Discover the diverse wildlife of Alberta! Our Natural
World exhibit is a representation of the wilds of our region and features species native to our area.
As soon as you enter the museum, you will notice a table full of animal skulls to your left.
Do you know how these skulls were cleaned for use in our museum? Bugs! Dermestid beetles are a special type of beetle that only eat animal flesh in a process called skeletonization. They are used by taxidermists and natural history museums to cleans skulls and bones without damaging them, which can happen with other chemical-based methods.
The Galloway Station Museum features many raptors, which is a term for species of birds that hunt and feed on other animals, such as fish, mammals and small birds.
Can you find all of our fierce fowl?
Raptors are an example of a keystone species because they remove the old, sick and weak prey from their environment, thus
keeping these populations healthy and under control.