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Books & Journals
Denizens of the DesertA book of Southwestern mammals, birds, and reptiles
By EDMUND C. JAEGER
THE CALIFORNIA ROAD-RUNNER
THE NEOTOMAS, OR PACK RATS, OF THE DESERT
BILLY BOB-TAIL, THE HERMIT WOOD RAT
THE SPINY POCKET MICE
THE CACTUS WREN
CATHERPES, THE CANON WREN
BETSY BOUNCE, THE ROCK WREN
THE ANTELOPE CHIPMUNK
THE ROUND-TAILED GROUND SQUIRREL AND NEAR RELATIVES
He went out that morning into a world of plenty. The spring rains of the few days previous had sent millions of seeds to sprouting, ...
ELEODES, THE BEETLE THAT STANDS ON HIS HEAD
THE MASON BEES
THE DESERT BIGHORN AND NEAR RELATIVES
In the most inaccessible canons, and on the rugged, barren, and desolate heights of those isolated mountains of mystic solitude which thrust their serrated pinnacles and roughened ...
THE BATTLE OF THE REPTILES
"How I would like to go out an hour with you some time and see all these things you have told us about!"
LATRODECTUS, THE POISONOUS
THE LE CONTE THRASHER
THE GNATCATCHERS AND VERDINS
THE DESERT LYNX
THE DESERT WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
THE BLACK-TAILED HARE
Among the smaller animal folk of the arid Southwest, the black-tailed hare or desert jack rabbit, is the paragon of racers.
CALLISAURUS, THE GRIDIRON-TAILED LIZARD
SAUROMALUS, THE CHUCKWALLA
The chuckwalla comes forth among the most belated of all the season's guests.
TESTUDO, THE DESERT TORTOISE
As the head is drawn in, they forcibly eject through their tiny nostrils the air from their lungs and so produce a rather alarming hiss.
THE DESERT HORNED LIZARD
Near Coyote Holes the writer found a veteran prospector named Johnson who had four horned lizards about his shanty and he seemed to think almost as much of them as he did his faithful burros.
SPILOGALE, THE SPOTTED SKUNK