Imatges de pÓgina

October, husbandry work in, 315.
--, new constellations in, 315.

last flowers of, 316.

Ostorius, mount of, how situated, 170.
view from the summit of, 178.

rural sights to be seen from, 173-176.

Ows, different kinds of, 279.

Owl, hunted by small birds, 279.

hooting of, 61, 62.

Pee-wit, 10.

Pigeons, attention to their young, 120, 121.

Pig, keeping of, beneficial, 260.

Pimpernal, scarlet, use of, 309.

Ploughing season, 41.

Plover, grey, where found, 11.

Polecat, history of, 85.

Potatoes, when first planted near the village, 287.

colours for dying extracted from, 288.

Proboscis of the bee, how constructed, 177.

Progressive vegetation, effects of, 33, 34.

Rabbits, natural history of, 73-78.

advantage of keeping them, 260.

Rainbow, 95.

Rains of February, how useful, 44.

Raspberry, 203.

Redbreast, 5. 248.

Redwing, 342.

Rock pigeon, movements of, 298.

Roman roads, 182, 183.

Rook, account of, 57-61.

Seeds, constitution of, 46.

wonderful dispersion of, 298-306.

September, new-risen constellations in, 292.

--, departure of birds of passage in, 293, 294.
fresh arrivals in, 296, 297.

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Titmice, blue, cole, great, black-headed, marsh, tong-tailed, 9.
Trees, forest, defoliation of, 322.

Tremadoc, effect of progressive vegetation in, 35.

Tricloptera order, insects of, how disengaged from their cases,


Trout, where best seen, and beautiful construction of, 332-334.
Turkey, love for her young, 119.

Vervain, 209.

Village, description of the, 179.

Villagers, former ignorance of, 149.

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Vineyards, once common near the village, 285.

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Woad, mode of gathering, use in dying, 224.

Woodcock, 34.

Woollen manufactory, when introduced, and by whom, 218-223.
Wren, grey, 4.

-- golden crested, 8.

Wryneck, 93.

Yew tree, history of, 192-198.

why first planted in churchyards, 197.







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