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Calendar for December.
Water-fowl continue to arrive, some to seek food on the seacoast, some to make their winter homes on our inland lakes, or the borders of rivers.-Flocks of sky-larks are seen, and chaffinches and greenfinches, collect in the same manner.-Peewits, redwings, and fieldfares, &c. also gather together in companies for the winter.
Wild plants now in season, are chiefly confined to some of the mosses, and lichens, and a large number of the fungus tribe. Among these last may sometimes be found in December, the beautiful Peziza coccinea, with its cup of deep crimson within and silvery white without; also the Peziza epidendrum, which closely resembles it. The holly, mistletoe, &c. are in berry.
CALENDAR OF GARDENING AND COUNTRY WORK.
Of the Garden plants, those named in the January list are often found also in December. Garden-work the same as last month.
To the usual care of feeding and sheltering cattle, attention to young lambs is often added in this month.-Bees fed all the winter months.