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Bats-Different species of—Where most numerous-

Anecdotes of- Associated with aged trees and the

banks of rivers

Bears, BLACK-Description of—Locality and mode of

life---Occasional eruption of the brotherhood on

cultivated fields—Restricted to certain latitudes-

Moonlight dances

GRIZZLY—Noticed by Lewis and Clarke - Fore-

paws worn as ornaments by the Pawnee nation-

Great size of the species - Anecdote of a Grizzly

Bear-Instance of magnanimity in one of the spe-

cies – Powerful and ferocious species found in the

arctic regions of America

BEAVERS — Still abundant at the confluence of the

Ohio and Mississippi — Order observable among
them-Reflections suggested by their economy-

Poetry
Bison-Species once numerous throughout America-

Now found only within certain limits—Sketches of
scenery -- Indian council held previous to com-

mencing the hunting of the bison .

Bois JOURMI-A citadel for ants and wild pigeons

Bois VIVIERE

BULLETRE

Bully Treg-Description of

CABBAGE PALM-Account of

CABBAGE TREE-Description of

Cactuş GRANDIFLORA, or NOPAL- Description of

Magnificence of the flower-Favourite resort of the
cochineal insect-Reflections-Gigantic species of

cacti-Splendid effect when seen at sunset

CALABASH TREE-Description of-Purposes to which

the shell is applied

CALAGUALA-A climber growing on the verge of per-

petual winter
CANADIAN PORCUPINB-Singular construction of-Spines

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DALI-Bearing a large berry yielding wax
DEER, Rein, or CARIBOU, of America—Three varieties

of-Localities and description of
DICRANOCERINE GROUP-Exclusively American-Swift

and fearless race- -Restricted within certain limits

--Method of catching them .
ELK, BLACK, or Moose-Places of resort-Magnificent

scenery of the Rocky Mountains
FAN-PALMS—Isolated trees of-Beacons in the desert

-Abundant on the banks of the Orinoco-Once
dwelt in by the now dispersed nation of the Gua-
ranesti-Strange effect produced by fires seen at

night among the branches—Poetry
FERNS—Beauty of, among the Andes-Humboldt's ob-

servations—Poetry
Fox-Instances of sagacity in the American species-

Found in the neighbourhood of Cotopaxi
GAUCHO—A wild and wandering race, inhabiting the

Pampas and the prairies of the Platte-Mode of
Life-From whom descended-Skill in using the

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Indians for torches and as fire-wood to scare wild

beasts

HUDSON'S BAY-Description of

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Locust TREE-Where found-By whom brought into

Europe-Peculiarities of

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LOGWOOD_Where found

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LYNX-Two species of-Where found—Curious illusion
with respect to the size of objects on the Platte

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MAAN TREE-Producing fine resinous gum

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MACAS—Natural productions of-peculiarity of climate
MAHOGANY Tree-Mode of cutting down and convey.
ing through the forests

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MANCHINEEL TREE—Notice of

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MANGROVES-Growing on the shores of the Mississippi

-Singular interlacing of the branches—Broad

streams covered by them-Clinging of oysters to

the roots

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MAPLE—Value and beauty of the tree-Method of

extracting the juice from trees first tapped by the
wood-pecker

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SUGAR—Natural history of—Where most abundant 104

MARMOT, PRAIRIE-Sketch of the magnificent scenery

in which they abound—Description of their vil-

lages, with the general habits of the tribe-Found

in the valleys of the Mississippi, in the prairies of

the Platte, beside the Andes, amid scenes of sin-

gular and romantic beauty_Owls stationed at the

entrance of each village-Conjectures respecting

them

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Mimosas—Description of—Beautiful effect produced by
them—Susceptibility to the slightest touch

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MIRAGE-Common to the prairies of the Llanos and

Pampas, where first observed— Distressing effects

on travellers

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MISSISSIPPI–Grandeur of-A majestic and lonely river
-Its peculiar characteristics

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MONKEYS - Peculiar to America
MONKEY, HOWLING—Strange sounds emitted by the ani-

mal-description of the effect when heard— Where
most abundant-Natural disposition—Method of
attack and defence-Capable of domestic services

LARGE RED-Found in the woods of Demerara-
Description of the Mora Tree, as connected with

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