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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Monday, November 29th, 2021 at 7:41pm
Squirrels as natural scatter-hoarders may have a thing or two to teach us. It's no secret that they are smart. Not only do they flaunt their ability to conquer obstacles through sheer athleticism to get to our backyard bird feeders, but the scientists also discovered that they can sort various kinds of nuts by utilizing the method known as "chunking". Chunking is how various items could be put into major groups, if one is so motivated, for later retrieval....

https://wrba.us/buttons/squirrel-holding-a-pine-cone-glass/
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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Monday, November 29th, 2021 at 5:39pm
Watching a squirrel busy burying nuts in the ground made me think of this button I found years ago.

https://wrba.us/buttons/acorn-leaf-glass/
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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, November 28th, 2021 at 10:24pm
Horn button with impression inlay. A putto with butterfly wings riding on a cart pulled by a butterfly. Old horn buttons often have insect damages, as is the case with this button (back view photo not available). Processed horn, in particular, is subject to damage by a tiny beetle ... Suspect buttons may be wrapped and put in the freezer for several days to kill any possible live insects....

https://wrba.us/buttons/putto-on-a-cart-pulled-by-a-butterfly/
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Thursday, November 25th, 2021 at 1:00am
This might be a designer button, but we do not have any information about it. Let us know if you know!

https://wrba.us/buttons/napoleon-coin-is-this-a-designer-button/
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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at 3:11am
List of BUTTON BOOKS by TOPIC, created by Joy Journeay, republished on our website.

https://wrba.us/articles/list-of-button-books-by-topic/
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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, November 21st, 2021 at 9:40pm
This 1913 Northern Pacific railroad uniform manual is added to the WRBA website as a member resource. This historical reference document is from the collection of the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive in Burien, WA.

https://wrba.us/articles/np-uniform-manual/