Dan Beard’s Animal Book. Moffat, Yard & Company, $1.75 net. Filled with the kind of incidents about animals that boys delight to hear, including the famous bear stories. Also tells about the Campfire Club of Animals.
How to Study Birds—Herbert K. Job. Outing Publishing Co., $1.50 net. Takes up the practical side of bird study. Describes the outfit necessary for studying the birds in the open. A valuable book.
Manual of Common American Insects—William Beautenmuller. 25 cents.
Manual of Common Butterflies and Moths—William Beautenmuller. Funk & Wagnalls Co., 25 cents. Two pocket manuals in which the insects, butterflies and moths are reproduced in natural colors with their common and scientific names.
Wilderness Pets at Camp Buckshaw—Edward Breck. Houghton, Mifflin Company, $1.50 net. True tales of wilderness pets written by an experienced woodsman. Intensely interesting.
Young Folks’ Nature Field Book—J. Alden Loring. Dana, Estes & Co., $1.00. Contains a seasonable hint for every day in the year. The alternate pages are left blank for notes or record of things seen.
“How to Know the Wild Flowers”—F. T. Parsons. Charles Scribner’s Sons, $2.00 net.
“How to Know the Ferns “—F. T. Parsons. Charles Scribner’s Sons, $1.50 net.
“Familiar Trees and Their Leaves”—F. D. Matthews. Appleton and Company, $1.75 net. Three reliable handbooks written in popular style.
An Out-of-Door Diary—Marion Miller. Sturgis and Walton Co., $1.25 net. Suitable for very young boys.
[Illustration: Making a Walk to the Beach-Camp Wawayanda]
CHAPTER XIX—FORECASTING THE WEATHER
clear weather winds
how to tell direction of wind
signals lost on A cloudy day
points of compass
home-made weather prophet
Sunshine is delicious.
Rain is refreshing.
Wind braces up.
Snow is exhilarating.
There is really no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.
It is said that this weather table by Buzzacott is so near the truth as seldom or never to be found to fail.
Forecasting the weather
If the New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, or Last Quarter, comes between In Summer In Winter 12 and 2 am Fair Frost, unless wind S.W.
2 and 4 am Cold and showers Snow and stormy
4 and 6 am Rain Rain
6 and 8 am Wind and rain Stormy
8 and 10 am Changeable Cold rain if wind W.