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July 27, 1930

July 27th. At Boy Scout Camp, Chagrin Falls. Had opportunity to inspect nature work there, and find a very indifferent program. The Museum is a very dark shack, and the collections for the most part entirely foreign to the boy’s experience. Such things as are of the locality are very poorly displayed, and (in one …
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July 24, 1930

July 24th. North Chagrin. Mileage 23.0 with John Knight and Herbert Foster (Boy Scouts) A most interesting day. Spent considerable time about the pond. There were three fine adult Great Blue Herons there. They hung about for some considerable time and were apparently loath to give up a good feeding ground. Other birds about the …
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July 23, 1930

July 23 1930- Hinckley. With H. L. Madison. Lv,57.9, Ar,86,6, Home 13.2 Mileage 55.3 Went out through Brecksville,28.7 miles, Returned straight in on State Road, across Central Ave Bridge, and out Carnegie, 26,6 miles. Spent our entire time exploring the ledges. Found many ferns, and just before leaving the rare Walking Fern, (found by H.L.M.) …
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July 20, 1930

July 20th. (Sunday) Spent the morning at Goodrich Farm Camp, Northfield O. Conference with the councillors and later a demonstration with the children, on methods of interesting them in nature study and in interpreting their surroundings to them. Two of the men councillors are in charge of nature study but have not known Just how …
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July 17, 1930

July 17th 1930. North Chagrin. All-day. Lv.69.3., Ret. 94. 7., Mileage 25.4 The pond is a good place to study swallows. They were catching flies and “sipping” water in numbers this morning. One Barn Swallow dipped a bill full of water so close to where I was sitting that I saw him open his beak …
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July 15, 1930

July 15th, all day at Brecksville. Lv. 12.0, Entr.31.8, Ret.47.8, Mileage 35.8 Birds: Wood Pewee, Crow, Field Sparrow, Woodcock, Red-eyed Vireo, Tufted Titmouse, Red-shouldered Hawk (adult followed by young squealing to be fed), Song Sparrow, Ovenbird, Chickadee. Redstart. Flowers: Indian Pipe, Yellow st. ,John’s Wort, Milfoil, Queen Anne’s Lace, also discovered leaves of Round-leaved Green …
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July 16, 1930

July 16th. Bedford. Morning only- with Munson., who wanted to show me some views. They were great. He says that the Bedford Reservation comprises some 1100 acres. Extends from Egbert Road to Button Road practically solid, taking in the whole gorge of Tinker’s Creek. , Birds: f. Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Redstart, Wood Thrush, Bluebirds, Brown Thrasher, …
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July 11, 1930

July 11th. All day at South Chagrin. Birds. Indigo Bunting (singing), Wood Pewee, House Wren, Maryland Yellowthroat (singing), catbird, Song Sparrow (singing), Carolina Wren( a young bird as could be seen by the yellow cammisure. The old bird was about giving a single whistled note now and then), Phoebe, Field Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, …
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July 10, 1930

July 10th. Big Creek. With Mr. Madison to see some fossils taken out of the creek bed by Mr. Bungart and Mr. Shepherd. Dr. Heinz of Oslo, Norway, was also there to study Dinichthys on his native shale. Watched them take out two concretions. The first contained a small shark, the second a Dinichthys jaw. …
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