Nature Study Lessons for Teachers and Students

Nature Study Lessons for Teachers and Students

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...the sunny south, two thousand miles and more, And only this morning reached here, to rest above your door. "The South! How do you like it?" "I like its sunny skies; And 'roun-d the orange blossoms I caught the nicest flies, -But when the Spring had opened, I wanted to come back." "You are just the same old swallow, your wings are just as black! We love to hear your twitter, and see your graceful flight, Which seem to never tire 0you, from early morn till night."--An0n. THE JOH N GRBRKR LIBRARY Lesson 15 _ THE SWALLOWS AND THEIR GRACEFUL FLIGHT 1. mrnonucrxon. The swallows are easily distinguished at sight from any other birds. Their familiar manner of flight, sailing through the air in graceful circles quartering after insects, will mark them off for the most careless observer. The only bird that is likely to be confused with them is the chimney swift. A table is given below by which the different species may be readily distinguished. The features chosen in the table are so obvious and easily seen, even while the birds are flying, that no difliculty should be experienced in sorting out the swallow. In the spring, this table may be written on the blackboard or copied by the pupils into their field note-books. Table to Distinguish the Swallows, Including the Chimney Swift. (a) Beneath with some conspicuous brown or chestnut. (b) Whole back, right to the tail, steel blue--Barn Swallow. (bb) Lower part of back distinctly brown or buff--Cl1Ifi' Swallow. (aa) No chestnut or brown above or below. ('b) Pure white below--T'ree Swallow. (bb) White below with a gray band on the chest, dull above--Bank Swallow. i (bbb) Black or dark beneath. (c) Shining blue black above--Purple Martin. (cc) Dull...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956036
  • 9781236956033