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title Prince Edward Island's Early Natural History Society
creator Wake, Winifred
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>In a September morning in 1890, a<br />small boy stood beside his mother outside<br />the window of Mr. Haszard's book<br />store, The child's gaze was fixed upon a<br />worm-like creature some five inches in<br />length. He watched closely as it voraciously<br />munched its way along a branch<br />of apple leaves. The caterpillar wore a<br />green skin, handsomely bejewelled in<br />knobs of red, yellow, and blue. Nearby<br />rested a drab brown cocoon attached to<br />a twig. And beside that an open book<br />was spread to show a huge, strikingly<br />patterned Cecropia Moth.<br />George knew all about Cecropia<br />Moths, for he had listened while his<br />mother read Mr. Watson's letter from<br />the newspaper. When the dishes had<br />been washed and put away, they had<br />hurried down to Queen Street to see the<br />Natural History Society's display for<br />themselves. George decided then and<br />there that he would return every day<br />until the moth emerged from the cocoon.<br />Seeing a picture in a book was one<br />thing, but seeing the living moth with its<br />feathery antennae and delicately fluttering<br />wings would be quite another.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1995
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-496
source 37
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title Prince Edward Island's Early Natural History Society
creator Wake, Winifred
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>In a September morning in 1890, a<br />small boy stood beside his mother outside<br />the window of Mr. Haszard's book<br />store, The child's gaze was fixed upon a<br />worm-like creature some five inches in<br />length. He watched closely as it voraciously<br />munched its way along a branch<br />of apple leaves. The caterpillar wore a<br />green skin, handsomely bejewelled in<br />knobs of red, yellow, and blue. Nearby<br />rested a drab brown cocoon attached to<br />a twig. And beside that an open book<br />was spread to show a huge, strikingly<br />patterned Cecropia Moth.<br />George knew all about Cecropia<br />Moths, for he had listened while his<br />mother read Mr. Watson's letter from<br />the newspaper. When the dishes had<br />been washed and put away, they had<br />hurried down to Queen Street to see the<br />Natural History Society's display for<br />themselves. George decided then and<br />there that he would return every day<br />until the moth emerged from the cocoon.<br />Seeing a picture in a book was one<br />thing, but seeing the living moth with its<br />feathery antennae and delicately fluttering<br />wings would be quite another.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1995
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-496
source 37
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>