A Biological Survey of the Sand Dune Region on the South Shore of Saginaw Bay, Michigan (Volume 2)

A Biological Survey of the Sand Dune Region on the South Shore of Saginaw Bay, Michigan (Volume 2) by Michigan. Geological Survey

Title: A Biological Survey of the Sand Dune Region on the South Shore of Saginaw Bay, Michigan (Volume 2)
Author: Michigan. Geological Survey
ISBN10: 1150943505
ISBN13: 978-1150943508
Publisher: General Books LLC (February 4, 2012)
Language: English
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A Biological Survey of the Sand Dune Region on the South Shore of Saginaw Bay, Michigan (Volume 2) by Michigan. Geological Survey


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... MAMMALS. BY N. A. WOOD. INTRODUCTION. The mammals were not given particular attention on this survey, and the following notes mostly concern the species that were encountered in the course of the work on the other groups. The list therefore purports to be neither a complete synopsis of the mammalian fauna of the region nor a discussion of the local records secured. The specimens and notes were mostly secured by the writer on Sand Point and by Dr. Ruthven at Rush Lake and on Stony Island, but a few skins were purchased, and notes were secured from various residents in the vicinity. We are particularly under obligation to Messrs. L. H. Fittenger and Austin Yax for records of species now rare or extinct in the region. We are indebted to the U. S. Biological Survey for the identification of the mice in the collection. LIST OF SPECIES. 1. Cervus canadensis (Erxleben). Wapiti; American elk.--Mr. Fittenger informed us that in 1856 the elk was not uncommonly found on Sand Point, and that he shot a specimen on the shore of Mud Lake (at the base of the Point) in September of that year. 2. Odocoileus americanus (Erxleben). Virginia white-tailed deer.--Mr. Fittenger informed us that while camping on Sand Point in 1857-8 he saw numbers of this species and shot several. They have long been extinct in this region, but, on July 5, a buck and two does swam over from Stony Island, where they had been placed by Mr. Wallace, and remained here all summer. They apparently found plenty of food on the Point, and on the first of September were in fine condition. This region should make a fine preserve for deer. 3. Sciurus rufiventer E. Geoffroy. Fox squirrel.--This species occurs throughout the sand region, but was seldom seen. It was only observed on Sand Point. Mr. Yax informed...