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The Indian Forester September 1922




Is it to avoid the heat the stinging flies the leeches and all the loathsome insects that seethe out in the rains and does the elephant like Homo Sapiens ha& hill stations for the hot and muggy seasons ? Once the pass is crossed the forest type abruptly Chang-es again and we journey through a land pre-eminently of conifers the homely English yew (Taxes baccata) the stately Tsuga (Tsuga Br [...] And that night to one accustomed to the seething swarming noisy life of the foothill forests of other parts of India where all night and every night resounds to the jungle calls to the alarm of the ever wakeful deer watching a prowling carnivore seeking his meat from God to the ringing cluck of the perpetual nightjar to the hoot of owls and the chirp of crickets the tremendous absolute silen [...] Next morning with joy we leave those gloomy heights and plunge down for mile on mile through the verdant forest of fern and orchid and giant tree and gloat over the roar of the mountain torrent the babble of the white crested laughing thrush and the ringing call of the barbette to whom his mate answers perpetually in gentler chorus. [...] And here in the afternoon is held the annual ceremony of the exchange of gifts between the Monbas and the British Raj. [...] This however does not affect the main idea of the experiment which is to show the comparative preservative powers of different containers the effect of altitude on the storage of coniferous seed and effect of storing in various conditions of temperature.


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