Ref NoMS/647
TitleTable of statistics re trees, birds and crops - J.R. Dutton
DescriptionLarge table of statistics recording the "coming out" or arrival of trees and hedges (Oak, Ash, Poplar, Chestnut and Larch), as well the appearance of birds (Cuckoos and Swallows) and crops (Strawberries and New Potatoes) between the years 1872 and 1902. With observation notes on Oak and Ash, Cuckoo and Swallow, potatoes and strawberries and remarkable years. Also includes pinned newspaper clippings.

Full title for the table is "Thirty one years statistics as to "coming out" of Oak, Ash, and other trees, arrival of swallow and cuckoo, and beginning of hay and corn harvests".

Features a poem that reads:
"If the oak be out before the ash,
The rain that year, will be a splash:
If the ash be out before the oak,
The rain that year, will be a soak."
DateOct 1903
LevelItem
Extent1 chart
LanguageEnglish
NotesDutton mentions that he stopped collecting his statistics on account of "the heaviest rainfall ever recorded" in 1903.
Newspaper clippings are a bit fragile.
Creator NameDutton, J. Roger
Access_StatusOpen
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