Field and Forest, 2–3. köide

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Columbia Press, 1877

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Page 58 - ... turkey-cock, draws its head towards its tail, erecting the feathers of the latter at the same time, and raising its ruff around the neck, suffers its wings to droop and struts about on the log. A few moments elapse, when the bird draws the whole of its feathers close to its body, and stretching itself out, beats its sides with its wings, in the manner of the domestic cock, but more loudly, and with such rapidity of motion, after a few of the first strokes, as to cause a tremor in the air not...
Page 218 - ... on the upper side of the leaves and is light coloured, the head red, the hairs white. Across its back, between its thorns, there sits a small blackish caterpillar protecting itself by the thorns of the large companion. I took off the small caterpillar from the large one, but it soon occupied again the same place. In order to take a photograph of it the larger caterpillar was anaesthetised with ether; it recovered again somewhat, but after two days it died. The smaller caterpillar has now left...
Page 113 - THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishoplike he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather. Look up— your brains begin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds— that pleases him, He chooses it the rather. Fond...
Page 99 - ... determine the distribution of life in the seas that even bathymetrical conditions may be subordinated, and types of the shallow arctic and antarctic seas represented in the cold deep sea under the equator. Some forms almost identical reappear at the opposite poles. The inference is irresistible that such types have migrated from common ground, and may have originally developed either in the deep sea and thence dispersed in opposite directions, or at one of the extremes, and wandered thence over...
Page 34 - Semangs prepare themselves with large quantities of combustible materials, with which they quietly approach the animal, who is aroused from his reverie by an immense fire over him, which being kept well supplied by the Semangs with fresh fuel, soon completes his destruction, and renders him in a fit state to make a meal of.
Page 195 - It illustrates very fully the avian fauna of Colorado, while it bears testimony, not only to the great richness and variety which characterize the productions of the new State, but also to the success which has crowned the enthusiastic and intelligent efforts of a "woman Naturalist.
Page 34 - Tapa/ or the recluse rhinoceros. Towards the close of the rainy season, they are said to bury themselves in this manner in different places; and upon the dry weather setting in, and from the powerful effects of a vertical sun, the mud becomes hard and crusted, and the rhinoceros cannot effect its escape without considerable difficulty and exertion.* The...
Page 36 - A brook which ran past this house received the dejections of the patients and their linen was washed in it. This brook was employed for the irrigation of some meadows near the farm house, and the effluent water filtered through the intervening mountain to a spring used in all the houses of Lausen, except six which were supplied with water from private wells.
Page 52 - ... the Privy Council likely to spread, and the entering on any lands for the purpose of such removal or destruction, or for the purpose of any examination or inquiry authorised by the Order, or for any other purpose of the Order. Any such Order may, if the Privy Council think fit, prohibit the keeping, selling, or exposing or offering for...
Page 36 - Lausen, except six which were supplied with water from private wells. In these six houses no case of fever occurred, but scarcely one of the others escaped. No less than...

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