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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Audubon-Carolina Parakeet TB04

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Texas, United States
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In El duende del bosque

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings seen, and admired by the bug owner. A digital copy of this painting was downloaded from the internet. The copy was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist. One truly must see the original in person to fully appreciate the work. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).

John James Audubon (1785- 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter.  He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.

This monumental work consists of 435 hand-colored, life-size prints of 497 bird species, made from engraved copper plates of various sizes depending on the size of the image. They were printed on sheets measuring about 39 by 26 inches (660 mm). The work contains just over 700 North American bird species.  The first and perhaps most famous plate was the Wild Turkey.  Other plates were of several now-extinct American species such as the Carolina Parakeet on this travel bug.  Many of the birds were painted in unrealistic poses in order to show defining characteristics.  The book was first published as a series of sections between 1827 and 1838, in Edinburgh and London.  It is estimated that not more than 200 complete sets were ever compiled, making it one of the rarest books ever.  While copies of the prints are everywhere, I had never seen an original until September 2016, at the San Diego Museum of Natural History.  The Birds of America was one of several rare books on display and to my delight it was open to the Carolina Parakeet page.

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Tracking History (11923.9mi) View Map

Dropped Off 7/17/2018 Aile Alhenai placed it in El duende del bosque Castilla-La Mancha, Spain - .81 miles  Visit Log

Tras un tiempo conmigo encontrando "criaturas mágicas" hasta llegar al Dragón, se queda hoy en la "casa del duende".

Retrieve It from a Cache 5/22/2018 Aile Alhenai retrieved it from NIDOCACHING Castilla-La Mancha, Spain   Visit Log

Estaba en una preciosa mansión pajaril, en lo alto de una encina, en medio de un monte castellano.
Buscaré nuevo destino que no desmerezca el que abandona.

Dropped Off 5/20/2018 1Solrac placed it in NIDOCACHING Castilla-La Mancha, Spain - 206.99 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 4/29/2018 1Solrac retrieved it from SENDA DEL CASLILLA. 4º Castilla y León, Spain   Visit Log

Una sorpresa encontrarme un TB aquí, no había mirado si había alguno. Lo recojo para hacerle seguir su camino

Retrieve It from a Cache 3/11/2018 ELDA71 retrieved it from Ermita de Sta. Isabel de Gipuzuri País Vasco, Spain   Visit Log

Hola 👋

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Dropped Off 10/22/2017 Ametsdulantzi placed it in Ermita de Sta. Isabel de Gipuzuri País Vasco, Spain - 109.41 miles  Visit Log

The trackeable can enjoy in this peaceful área. Follow your trip!

Retrieve It from a Cache 10/13/2017 Ametsdulantzi retrieved it from Orosia Aragón, Spain   Visit Log

I will take it to our region, Alava.

Dropped Off 10/9/2017 esaborit4geocaching placed it in Orosia Aragón, Spain - 187.47 miles  Visit Log

Finally we found a cool place to drop this TB far away from where we picked it!

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Grab It (Not from a Cache) 3/26/2017 esaborit4geocaching grabbed it   Visit Log

This is the first bug I find, so I hope to be up for the duty!

Grabbed from GC6XF71 - "El Pic de l'Àguila", G`atova, València, Spain.

Dropped Off 6/24/2016 Els nous Tururuts placed it in Cuenca Castilla-La Mancha, Spain - 267.77 miles  Visit Log
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