Waterfowl Taxidermy by Taxidermist Jerry Froelich

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Waterfowl, Upland, & Bird Taxidermy studio of taxidermist Jerry Froelich. Jerry Specializes in the taxidermy of ducks, geese, swans, doves, pheasants, grouse and many other species of birds. Flyway Taxidermy's waterfowl and upland game bird taxidermist Jerry Froelich exceeds in the industry of taxidermy with his unique, creative, and quality waterfowl and bird mounts.

Flyway Taxidermy was founded in 1999, when Jerry an avid waterfowl and upland game bird hunter decided to pursue his passion to be a waterfowl taxidermist. Jerry has won countless awards for his waterfowl & Upland Game Bird Taxidermy and was most recently awarded 2009 & 2011
Best in World Waterfowl Champion Taxidermist.

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At Flyway Taxidermy, Jerry strives to produce the most accurate and realistic waterfowl and upland bird mounts possible. Jerry takes great pride in each bird he puts together so that the

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same caliber of specimen is created for every client. Jerry specializes in bird taxidermy and is constantly learning and exploring new techniques in order to make the bird mounts look alive. Jerry mounts each of the three to four hundred birds that he receieves each year and competes bi-yearly at The World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships.

Jerry likes to provide his clients with options. Jerry is able to offer clients everything from a custom coffee table setting, to a preserved trophy in a glass case, as well as a mount for the wall or table top. Flyway Taxidermy is excited to create your unique bird trophy. Jerry is ready to meet and exceed your expectations so that you can be proud to share your mount when telling the story about how the bird was harvested.

Customer relations is also an area that Jerry provides outstanding service. Jerry's standard turn around time for a project is usually less than one year and he is willing to meet with you and share some ideas with you before the project is started. Jerry also encourages his customers to visit his showroom in St. Coud, MN to get a better feel for the caliber of mount that can expect to recieve as well as get some new ideas. If that is not possible Jerry is able to easily do business with you over the phone and drop ship your finished product to your home- anywhere across the country.

Waterfowl, Upland Game and Bird Taxidermist, Jerry Froelich began entering his waterfowl, Upland Game and Bird mounts in Taxidermy Competitions held in neighboring states. The Waterfowl and Upland Game and Bird Taxidermist, earned a reputation for exceeding in the industry of Taxidermy with his unique, creative, and quality Waterfowl and Upland Game and Bird mounts.

Waterfowl, Upland Game and Bird Taxidermist Jerry Froelich has earned these and numerous other high acheivement awards for Waterfowl, Upland Game and Bird Taxidermy.

Fly Away Pigeon Forge

  • Best-in-World Award (2009 AND 2011)
  • Best of Shows (2004,2006,2007)
  • WASCO -The Most Artistic Entry (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Award of Excellence
  • National Champion

Jerry Froelich,
Flyway Taxidermy

We get a lot of questions from clients wondering if the bird(s) they have harvested are able to be mounted and restored to an admireable quality.

Here are a few tips on how to properly care for your bird in the field and after the harvest.

  • Birds can have broken wings and pellet holes in their bills and feet
  • Birds can be soiled with mud or blood
  • Keep birds out of direct sun light as much as possible when in the field
  • Bag bird(s) in air tight plastic bags and freeze as soon as possible
'Ladybird Ladybird'
Nursery rhyme
Publishedc. 1744
Illustration of the rhyme in Hunter Valley Gardens, Australia

'Ladybird! Ladybird!' is the first line of an English-languagenursery rhyme that also has German analogues. It is included in the Roud Folk Song Index as number of 16215.

The rhyme[edit]

This traditional verse relates to ladybirds, brightly coloured insects commonly viewed as lucky. The English version has been dated to at least 1744, when it appeared in Tommy Thumb's Pretty Songbook Vol. 2.[1] The verse has several popular forms, including:

Ladybird, ladybird fly away home,
Your house is on fire and your children are gone,
All except one, and her name is Ann,
And she hid under the baking pan.

A shorter, grimmer version concludes:

Your house is on fire,
Your children shall burn!

The child who hides may also be named Nan, Anne and Little Anne and she has hidden under a 'warming pan', 'porridge pan', 'frying pan' or even a 'pudding pan'.[2] Alternatively, her name may be Aileen and her hiding place a 'soup tureen'.[3] A widely varying Peterborough version makes the remaining child a boy:

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home, / Your horse is on foot, your children are gone;
All but one, and that's little John, / And he lies under the grindle stone.[4]

Insect names[edit]

The insect goes by a variety of other names in British dialect rhymes. One Yorkshire version recorded in 1842 begins “Ladycow, Ladycow, ply thy way home”,[5] while Charlotte Brontë calls it a “lady-clock”.[6] In Scotland a rhyme from the same period is recorded as

Dowdy-cow, dowdy-cow, ride away heame,
Thy house is burnt, and thy bairns are tean.[7]

American names include “ladybug”, first recorded in 1699,[8] although the equivalent rhyme is not mentioned until the 19th century, as in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).[9] Also in the USA, doodlebugs are substituted for ladybugs and are exhorted to “Come out of your hole”.[10]

The name ladybird contains a reference to Mary, mother of Jesus, often referred to as Our Lady, a convention that occurs in other European cultures where the insect is similarly addressed. In Germany it is the Marienkäfer, where a nursery rhyme runs “Marybug, fly away, your house is on fire, your wee mother weeps” (Marienkäferchen, fliege weg! Dein Haüschen brennt, Dein Mutterchen flennt).[11] In a similar rhyme it is addressed as Himmelsküchlichen: “Sky-winger, fly away, your house is in flames, your children together in tears” (Deiner Kinder weinen alle miteinander).[12] In Sweden the religious connection was maintained by calling the insect Jungfru Marias Nyckelpiga (Virgin Mary’s keyholder), but with a slightly different rhyme.[13]

Adult's and children's lore[edit]

A 1916 illustration by Blanche Fisher Wright

Because of the religious connotation of such names, one speculation would date the rhyme back to the 16th century and have it sung as a warning at a time when there was legislation against Catholics.[14] Another connects it with a story that after prayers for help Our Lady brought the insect to destroy a plague of plant-destroying pests. According to other lore, farmers recite the rhyme to save the insects who do them this service before setting fire to stubble fields. Among children, it is common to place the ladybird on their hand or blow it from their clothing and make a wish while reciting the rhyme.[15]

A literary variation on the rhyme was written by Mrs Southey early in the 19th century[16] and appeared in an 1827 issue of Blackwoods Magazine.[17] This was a poem beginning

Lady-bird, Lady-bird, fly away home,
The field mouse is gone to her nest,
The daisies have shut up their sleepy red eyes
And the birds and the bees are at rest

and continuing with much the same formula and similar natural details for a further eight stanzas. The poem, or excerpted stanzas from it, went on to appear in various publications through the next century and beyond. One stanza was also included at the head of an unpublished poem by Emily Brontë on a completely different subject.[18]


  • I. Opie and P. Opie, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (Oxford University Press, 2nd edn, 1997), pp. 308–310


  1. ^Opie1997
  2. ^'The Real Mother Goose - Pages 82 through 104'. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  3. ^''. Idabc. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  4. ^Charles Dack, Weather and Folklore of Peterborough and District, Peterborough 1911
  5. ^James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, The Nursery Rhymes of England: Collected Principally from Oral Tradition, Percy Soc. London, 1842, p.158
  6. ^Jane Eyre, 1847, p.264
  7. ^Notes & Queries 9, 29 December 1849, p.132
  8. ^Merriam Webster dictionary
  9. ^The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Planet e-book, chapter 14, p.121
  10. ^'Folklore'. Antlion Pit. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  11. ^Das deutsche Kinderbuch, 1848, quoted in Opie 1997, p.310
  12. ^Willhelm Mannhardt, Germanischen Mythen, Berlin 1858, p.349
  13. ^Mamalisa’s world
  14. ^Linda Kathryn Alchin, The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes, 2010, p.32
  15. ^Chloe Rhodes, One for Sorrow: A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore, London 2011
  16. ^The New code, 1871. The useful knowledge reading books, p.87
  17. ^Primer First Reader, 1873, p. 51
  18. ^The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë, poem XLVII, dating from 1838, p.291
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