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Post Posted:: August 6th, 2017, 12:06 pm 
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Birds and Nature, Vol. IX, No 3, March 1901 .

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"Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Birds and Nature" and "Birds and Nature."

In June 1900, “Birds and All Nature” was changed from “Birds and All Nature” to "Nature and Art" for a single issue (Vol VIII, No. 1). The title was changed again for the following issue in September 1900 to “Birds and Nature,” and this was kept through the remaining years of publication. - Summary by J. M. Smallheer


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Post Posted:: August 6th, 2017, 3:31 pm 
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Why? Why are the interesting sections always the longest here? :roll:

Could I read section 2 About Parrots please? It may take longer than the 1 month deadline though since the trees outside my house are inhabited by really, really noisy cicadas at the moment... :?

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Post Posted:: August 6th, 2017, 3:39 pm 
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About Parrots is yours, Ava. Too bad it's not parrots rather than cicadas in the trees, although they would be pretty noisy to record over as well. ;) I'm generally pretty lenient about the 1 month deadline, so no worries.

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May I have 9, 13 and 17?

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Post Posted:: August 7th, 2017, 1:45 pm 

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I can DPL!

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Post Posted:: August 7th, 2017, 4:16 pm 
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May I have 9, 13 and 17?

All set, Fritz. Sorry for the delayed response!

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Post Posted:: August 7th, 2017, 4:17 pm 
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MrsHand wrote:
I can DPL!

Great! Thanks :)

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Post Posted:: August 7th, 2017, 4:35 pm 

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I'd like to record the last three, please.

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Post Posted:: August 7th, 2017, 4:42 pm 

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... and since I did snails in the last issue, please assign the snails (section 16) to me here as well. Thanks!

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Post Posted:: August 7th, 2017, 5:48 pm 
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You are in for 16 and 18-20 as requested, tovarisch. Thanks

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Post Posted:: August 8th, 2017, 7:18 am 

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Here's section 9 -

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/birdsandnaturemar1901_09_various_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:48

No problem with the delay. We finally got some sunny weather after 28 overcast days and nearly 8" of rain in July. Lots of things needed catching up outside around the house so I wasn't lacking for things to do.

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Post Posted:: August 8th, 2017, 8:38 am 
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It's been pretty rainy here this summer too. Section 9 link added to the MW.

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Post Posted:: August 10th, 2017, 4:32 am 

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Here's section 9 -

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/birdsandnaturemar1901_09_various_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:48

No problem with the delay. We finally got some sunny weather after 28 overcast days and nearly 8" of rain in July. Lots of things needed catching up outside around the house so I wasn't lacking for things to do.


9 is PL OK!

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Post Posted:: August 10th, 2017, 1:00 pm 

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Thank you Kristin!

Here's section 13 -

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Track length: 8:11

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Added to the MW. Thanks!

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