Spring 1990 • Vol. XII No. 2 Found PoemsApril 1, 1990 |

Observations and Experiments in Natural History

from the book of that title by Alan Dale           OBSERVATIONS Observations are usually not too difficult to make. To make sure of seeing the phosphorescent light, obtain a fresh herring and place it on an open plate. Leave it for one or two days and then examine it in the dark. If it is not glowing leave it a little longer.         It is a fact that small trout       are caught very easily. They are returned       to the water, and have presumably learned       some sort of lesson. They may be caught again       and again as little ones, but       as they grow larger       they seem to learn that danger       is associated with artificial flies;       perhaps it is the hook in them.   It is best to use cold water to thaw a spider.           PERSONAL NOTES Once I was walking across fields in Shropshi

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