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(without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... Birds' nests: --Flimsy structure of the cuckoo's, 26;
song-sparrow's, 30; oriole's swinging hammock; cobweb structure of
the vireo's, 32; size of yellow - bird's; sum- mer yellow-bird's
beautiful home, 47; a four-story house, a pos- sible fashion in
featherdom, 51; pipit's, 35; wood-sparrow's, 37- Bittersweet (
Celaslrus scandens), queer little harlequins on, 9; its
scarlet-coated seeds, 88. Blackburn, Mrs., quoted, 35. Blair,
Patrick, his claims concerning pollen, i11. Blossom ceremonies,
119. Blue-flag, its hidden anthers reached only by the bumblebee or
large fly, 129; manner of the bee's ap- proach, 131. Burroughs on
wren-building, 17. Butterflies: --Great yellow swallow- tail
(PapiKo iurnus); red admiral (Pyramels Atlanta); small yellow
(Philodice); semicolon (Grapta in- terrogations ); comma (Vanessa
comma), 153; orange; white (Aph- rodite), 154; white cabbage (Pon-
tia oleracea), 153. Cactus, prickly - pear, its golden bower, 118.
Collinsonia, horse-balm, 136. Caterpillars, 10, 14, 15, 62.
Celastrus scandens, bittersweet, 88, Chamalirium luteum, devil's -
bit, 133. Chipmonk, 6. Cicada, victim of the sand-hornet, 77;
manner of depositing its eggs; period of transformation, 97; time
of hatching, 100. Cicindela, tiger-beetle, 68. Clover, cause of
failure of crop in Australia, 117. Cobwebs: --A dusty prize; a two
year's span, 7; a mixed assort- ment in, 8. Cone-flower (Rudhcckia
hirta), 138; embryo seeds; arrangement of the anthers, 139 Cow
black - bird, 27; his favorite perch; old dame's theory, 28; an
unwelcome intruder, 30; a prowl- ing foe, 31. Cow-bird: --Ravenous
young pnra- site, 31; a clamoring lubber, 37; "Black Douglas" of
the bird- home, 38; selected victims, 39; distribution of its eggs;
vicious habits, 40; egg-laying intervals; demoralizing condit...
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