Hedge-hogs abound in my gardens and fields.
I want to be better informed with regard to ichthyology.
The parish of Selborne, by taking in so much of the forest, is a vast district.
The French, I think, in general, are strangely prolix in their natural history.
Numbers of snipes breed every summer in some moory ground on the verge of this parish.
I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand.
Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams.
You may depend on it that the bunting, emberiza miliaria, does not leave this country in the winter.
The parish I live in is a very abrupt, uneven country, full of hills and woods, and therefore full of birds.
It is, I find, in zoology as it is in botany: all nature is so full, that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined.