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Mammals on Mt. Hood

Manuscript that describes the varied warm blooded wildlife as observed by Elijah Coalman, Ranger for the United States Bureau of Forestry.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Trout

Manuscript depicting the importance of trout, especially for farming communities. Goes on to protest the implementation of non-native fish, especially the Loch Leven trout.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Tiniest soul in feathers

Manuscript describing hummingbirds, including the behavior of the male bird and physical descriptions of nestlings.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Trapping and transplanting beaver

Manuscript describing the process of transplanting beavers when they are negatively affecting their environment. The author details the process as well as the advantages this process has on the beaver population.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Willamette River distress

Manuscript that recollects when Governor Clarence D. Martin called out Portland's mayor at the time, Mayor Carson, on the pollution being dumped into the Willamette River. The document goes on to point out how this is a violation of state law. Portland was not the only area affected.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The pitcher plant traps and eats insects

A group of people, two who were residents of Gold Beach, went in search of deer. The group included Edgar Averill, John Yeon, Mr. and Mrs. Miller, along with the author. While the group did not find any deer in that outing, they did find a carnivorous plant and took a specimen home. The author goes on to describes how the plant gets nourishment and how it received its scientific name.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Robins kick older children out

Manuscript describing a pair of robins whose older offspring attempted to bait their parents into feeding them, despite being old enough to feed themselves.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Rabbits and hares

Manuscript stating that jack rabbits are not rabbits, instead belonging to the hare family.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Sleeping off the winter

Manuscript discusses discovering a gray digger squirrel who appeared to be deceased but was actually hibernating and nearly frozen. This leads the author to write about the animal's process in preparing for its winter slumber. The document goes on to comment on other animals that hibernate as well and the differences in hibernation processes.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The mountain beaver is not a beaver

Manuscript explaining that the rodent known as the mountain beaver, in fact is not a beaver, nor is it related to any animal. It is animal that is found only along the west coast of the United States. The document gives the physical description of the animal and where one might be spotted in Oregon.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Razor clams on the Oregon coast just a memory

Manuscript that is written as a story, where two men have a conversation at a gas station. One is a tourist, the other the gas service man. The tourist is excited to consume some of the local razor clam but the service man explains that the clams are gone. Due to the high demand and the disregard for preserving the population were the causes of its decline.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Towhee, the shy garden songster

Manuscript that contains excerpts from "The towhees, window friends." The document describes several of the different species of towhees, including their diet, physical appearance, and where they can be found.

Finley, Irene

Birds' winter beds

Manuscript in which the author offers her observations on three types of birds she has noticed as winter has arrived, including a woodpecker, bluebird, and geese.

Finley, Irene

Squirrels - North and south

Several different types of ground squirrels are examined in this work, including the desert and golden-mantled ground squirrel.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

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