According to R.E. Dimick from the Oregon State Agricultural College, the stonefly is a cornerstone in the diet of trout. The manuscript advises that a wise angler will observe the insects of an area to lead them to the best fishing spots. The document goes on to describe the life cycle of the stonefly as well as mentioning another type of stonefly, and where the author has found their population to be abundant.
The manuscript begins by explaining that the robin is the most recognized and familiar of North American birds. The document explains the preferred habitat and diet of the bird. Then it continues with an examination of robins on the author's property.
Manuscript discusses how the waterfowl in Klamath country are now protected from hunters by game laws. The Bureau of Reclamation destroyed areas of sanctuary for waterfowl because the demand for land for agricultural use was so high. According to Dr. C. F. Marbut from the Department of Agriculture, the soil from the land in and around the bed of the Lower Klamath Lake could not support agricultural means successfully. Instead, the area became a refuge similar to Clear Lake.
Manuscript discussing the alarming state of the decline of local animal and fish populations. The author contends that it is a combination of exhausting the local population for sport and introducing foreign populations of animals and fish to satisfy the demand for game to hunt. The document proposes that there are two points in a plan of action in order to restore native populations. The first is to enforce the laws of protection for the animals and fish, and the second is to educate in order to support wildlife resources.
Two manuscripts are featured in this document. The first discusses how the Deschutes River is an ideal place for trout, not only for sport but for the fish to inhabit. The river benefits from the lack of silt in the water and protection from dumping pollutants. Also due to a lack of a paved road, access is limited to the area. The second manuscript discusses the importance of conducting surveys that determine what makes a place suitable for a fish to inhabit. Factors such as what are the food sources and water temperature are to be considered. The writer makes the point that one cannot gauge from mere visual observation the amount of fish in any given stream. To truly determine the population, in depth surveys must be done.
Manuscript explaining that the rodent known as the mountain beaver, in fact is not a beaver, nor is it related to any animal. It is animal that is found only along the west coast of the United States. The document gives the physical description of the animal and where one might be spotted in Oregon.
This manuscript rallies against building paved roads along streams because this creates easy access and an opening to abuse the resources found in the stream. This document focuses mainly on overfishing in regards to the trout population. Later in the document, the author argues against a highway being built along the Rogue River because this will negatively affect the stream, both in health and fish populations.
This appears to be a rough draft of "Nothing a duck hunter likes better than ducks." Small differences include the additional sentences and above the title in faint pencil 'Consider the poor old duck hunter'.
Manuscript that is written as a story, where two men have a conversation at a gas station. One is a tourist, the other the gas service man. The tourist is excited to consume some of the local razor clam but the service man explains that the clams are gone. Due to the high demand and the disregard for preserving the population were the causes of its decline.
Manuscript of "Renting houses for songs." The document explores the unintentional restructuring of habitats for birds. With additional people purchasing land that previously housed birds, the birds are finding themselves in close contact with human habitats. Additionally, other species not native to the land have been introduced and are taking housing from the native bird populations.
Short manuscript focusing on photographing a sometimes elusive subject, the warbler. The author describes the experience of photographing a pair of the birds. It was learned not to trust the mother as she faked an injury in order to distract attention from her nest.
Manuscript that describes a conversation between the author and a young man who is a member of the Audubon Society. The author and man observe how many people do not take the time to feed the birds. The author later reflects that people such as naturalists and Audubon members do not need endless amounts of free time, they are just as busy and productive as other members of society. It is that they desire to enjoy their lives and take pleasure in taking time to experience life.
Manuscript arguing that red-tailed hawks are beneficial to the environment, not detrimental as sportsmen and farmers would have the public believe. Farmers assume that the hawk is after livestock. Sportsmen blame the hawk for the decrease of other bird and game populations. The author contends that these birds help aid the natural balance of their ecosystem. They help weed out rodents that destroy crops.
In this manuscript we see the return of Piney the squirrel and the author observes that Piney and his fellow squirrels differ from other squirrels. They are different because unlike the other species of squirrels, they are vigilant in up keeping their supply of food. Piney took over a bird house near the author's property and it was discovered that Piney had collected one hundred and forty-six nuts. The author wonders if this store of food will be utilized and emptied by the time the birds arrive to occupy the bird house.
A manuscript that comments on the peculiarity of the divided workload between a pair of grosbeaks in feeding their offspring. The author noticed that both parents took care of the nestlings, but on alternate days. Generally, other species of birds the parents feed side by side, but not in the case of the grosbeak.