Annual Report of the Ohio State Forestry Bureau, to the Governor of the State of Ohio, Volume 5

Annual Report of the Ohio State Forestry Bureau, to the Governor of the State of Ohio, Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... excrements would contain the digested cadaver of 184 000 insects. In old ruins and under the roofs of churchf s, he found piles of excrements of bats amounting to five-tenths cubic foot, which would represent the cadavers of more than one and a half millions of insects. True, these excrements were not the product of a single season, nor of one animal, yet it must be remembered that bats drop the greater portion of their excrements while flying, and that the great quantity found by Prof. Vogt was the accumulation of a very small portion of the droppings of the bats. The following five species are known to be indigenous to Ohio: 1. Little brown bat--Vesperlilio mbvlatus. Say. 2. Silver black bat--Vesperhlio noctivagans. Le Conie. 3. Carolina brown bat--Ves/iertilio fuscus. Beauvou. 4. Red bat--Atalapha Novetoracensig. Erxleben. 5. Hoary bat--Audapha einereus. Beauvois. FACTS ABOUT BIRDS AND THEIR MODE OF LIVING, COLLECTED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. AMERICAN STARLINGS Prof. J. W. Robson, of Kansas, in Kansas Farmer, July, 1888. The cow bird and the bobolink form a small group which connects the finches with the true blackbirds; the shape of the bill showing their-alliance with the former, while the feet, wings, and other characteristics establish their position with the latter. The hanging-birds (orioles) belong also to this family, so do the crow, blackbirds and the meadow lark. They are decidedly insectivorous during the spring and early summer, living upon beetles, bugs, caterpillars, grasshoppers, crickets, and upon all kinds of insects, large and small; during the fall months they live principally upon seeds and corn. The Baltimore oriole receives more anathemas from the horticulturist, than any other of our native birds. He is accused (perhaps...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673182
  • 9781236673183