The Ottawa Naturalist, Vol. 4

The Ottawa Naturalist, Vol. 4
The Ottawa Naturalist, Vol. 4
Excerpt from The Ottawa Naturalist, Vol. 4: The Transactions of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' ClubFifth. - On Thursday, 1st March, the fifth Soiree was held. Mr. T. W. E. Sowter read an excellent paper on the Chazy formations at Ottawa, preliminary to a more complete discussion of these measures at a future time. The paper showed that much valuable work had been accomplished, and that important discoveries had been made. Mr. Billings expressed his pleasure in listening to Mr. Sowter's contribution to the pal?ontology of the Chazy, which very interesting formation had not hitherto received the attention it merited. Mr. Ami also attested the value of the paper, and hoped that might not be very long before further information would be given by the writer.Mr. J. Ballantyne then read a paper on "Our Squirrels," giving many interesting facts regarding the species of these pretty little rodents which had come under his observation. Through the kindness of Dr. Selwyn, Director of the Geological Survey, the Club was enabled to exhibit beautifully mounted specimens of the different species. Mr. Stewart gave an account of a squirrel taking to the water and swimming across a lake. Prof. Macoun spoke in high terms of the paper and gave some of his own observations on several species. The scarcity of the larger forms about Ottawa was due to the lack of of the nut-bearing trees, from which their food is obtained.Mr. Fletcher gave an account of a flying-squirrel which he had kept for some time as a pet. He also explained the habit of a British Columbia species hanging up fungi in the branches of the pine trees (P. ponderosa) as observed by Prof. Saunders. Prof. Macoun, in connection with the squirrel's custom of storing up food, stated that in the Rocky Mountains there were small rodents which were actual haymakers, cutting grass and herbs in small bundles and leaving it until dried before storing it away. Mr. MacLaughlin described the manner in which he had observed squirrels storing butternuts in angles of the branches and crevices of the bark of the large trees upon which they grew.Sixth. - The last Soiree of the win'er course of 1887-88 was held on Thursday, the 15th March.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.