Rubicilla Minor Nigra: The little black Bulfinch.

This is about the Size of a Canary Bird. The whole Bird is black, except the Shoulders of the Wings, and Part of the Vanes of two of the largest Wing Feathers, which are white. The Bill is thick and short, having a Notch in the upper Mandible like that of a Hawk. This Bird, is an Inhabitant of Mexico; and is called by the Spaniards, Mariposa nigra, i.e. Black Butterfly. Whether this be a Cock or Hen, I know not.


Amelamchior Virginiana, Lauro cerasi folio: The Fringe Tree.

On the Banks of Rivulets and running Streams this shrub is most commonly found. It mounts from six to ten Feet high, usually with a crooked irregular small Stem. Its Leaves are of a light Green, and shaped like those of the Orange. In May, it produces Bunches of White Flowers hanging on branched Footstalks, of half an Inch long. Each Flower has four narrow thin Petals about two Inches long. Each Flower has four narrow thin Petals about two Inches long. To these succeed round dark blue Berries, of the Size of Sloes.

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