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A blessed life

A brief manuscript in which William L. Finley speaks about the satisfaction of his life. An angler friend of his claimed that Finley's life was just a prolonged vacation. Finley says that he just surrounds himself with the things he loves most, his wife, his children, and nature.

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

Paved highways and good trout stream do not mix

This manuscript rallies against building paved roads along streams because this creates easy access and an opening to abuse the resources found in the stream. This document focuses mainly on overfishing in regards to the trout population. Later in the document, the author argues against a highway being built along the Rogue River because this will negatively affect the stream, both in health and fish populations.

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

The chickaree

This manuscript describes the author's interaction with a pine squirrel. The squirrel is compared to the other types of squirrels that are present in that area.

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

What is a ring-tailed cat?

Manuscript that delves into the perplexing animal that is ring-tailed cat or ringtail. A cousin of the raccoon, the animal can be found in the southwestern part of the Americas from Mexico to southern Oregon. The animal has a strange appearance and prefers to hunt mice and small game. The animal is an omnivore and emits a musky smell.

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

Story of the robin

Manuscript describing the disappearance of robin eggs by a small group of chipmunk bandits.

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

Red-breasted sapsucker

Manuscript that features excerpts from "Red-breasted sapsucker." The author explains that Jennings Lodge has been a preferred winter home for some of these birds as they are acquainted with many of the species of trees in the area. The author ponders how detrimental the birds are to these trees as they suck up one of the most important parts of these trees.

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

The chickadee

Manuscript discussing a family of chickadees. Topics include feeding of offspring and field observations. Published in The Condor on May 1, 1906.

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

Two studies in blue

Manuscript in which William L. Finley points out the importance of knowing two flocks of birds of blue: bluebirds and blue jays. He lists his observations and assertions that knowing wild birds can improve any child's life.

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

Herons

A lecture describing a trip to California to search for herons.

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

Phoebe

Manuscript describing observations of a family of phoebes.

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

Grebe hunting

Manuscript discussing the hunting of Western grebes in the name of plumage.

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

The witches' garden

An additional draft of "The witches' garden." The manuscript differs from "Yellow throat" with handwritten edits.

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

Kingfishers

Manuscript describing kingfishers, including appearance, diet, and hunting habits.

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

Malheur trip

Manuscript describing Malheur Lake. The author describes the uncomfortable conditions of this trip as well as detailing the dismal quality of the lake's water for drinking.

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

The storm

Manuscript that gives a colorful depiction of a thunderstorm that affected the author and crew.

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

Chickadee

Manuscript detailing a chickadee family of seven offspring and two energetic parents.

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

Vigor's wren

Manuscript describing a wren family. It is the same family from "Rearing a wren family" and contains excerpts from the manuscript.

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

Malheur

Manuscript describing a trip to Malheur Lake with Bohlman, including descriptions of the land and its occupants.

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

White heron search

Manuscript describing the same trip in "Malheur". The focus in this document is on the quest for white herons.

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

Lecture

Lecture that focuses on the trip mentioned in both "Malheur" and "White heron search."

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

Home life of birds

Manuscript detailing observations of birds, searching for white herons, and lecturing on bird life.

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

Bird delegation

Manuscript that depicts a lake trip in which two white herons were spotted and the author fell into the lake when coming face to face with a delegation of waterfowl. Small excerpt from "Home life of birds".

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

Compilation of birds

Manuscript detailing characteristics of birds who frequent a pond, as well as the joys and disappointments of photography. A second manuscript describes a red-tailed hawk. Additional excerpts are included from other manuscripts, including "Vigor's wren."

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

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