Parus Cucullo Nigro: The Hooded Titmouse.
This is about the Size of a Gold-Finch: The Bill black. A broad black
Lift encompasses the Neck and Hind-Part of the Head, resembling
a Hood; except which the Fore-part of the Head and all the Under-part
of the Body is Yellow. The Back, Wings and Tail are of a dirty Green.
They frequent Thickets and shady Places in the uninhabited Parts
Arbor in aqua nascens foliis latis acuminatis & dentatis, fructo
Eleagni majore: The Water-Tupelo.
This Tree has a large Trunc, especially near the Ground, and grows
very tall. The Leaves are broad, irregularly notched or indented.
From the Sides of the Branches shoot forth its Flowers, set on Foot-Stalks
about three Inches long, consisting of several small narrow greenish
Petala, on the Top of an oval Body, which is the Rudiment
of the Fruit; at the Bottom of which its Perianthium divides
into Four. The Fruit, when full grown, is in Size, Shape and Colour
like a small Spanish Olive, containing one hard channell'd Stone.
The Grain of the Wood is white, soft and spongy. The Roots are much
more so, approaching near to the Consistence of Cork, and are used
in Carolina for the same Purposes as Cork, to stop Gourds
and Bottles. These Trees always grow in wet Places, and usually
in the shallow Parts of Rivers and in Swamps.