Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Date: 1913
Creator: Menger, R.
Description: This book serves as a "treatise on insect and animal life" (p. 4) in and around San Antonio, Texas. It discusses the life patterns and behavior of Texas insects, fish, reptiles and other animals, as well as the hunting practices of the time, all in great detail and with accompanying photographs.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
[Butterfly Display]

[Butterfly Display]

Date: 1916
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Description: Photograph of nine butterflies displayed in a frame. Tillie Klaerner is associated with the display.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Letter from Claud D. White to Mrs Claude D. Moore-White, April 14, 1901]

[Letter from Claud D. White to Mrs Claude D. Moore-White, April 14, 1901]

Date: January 14, 1901
Creator: White, Claude D.
Description: Letter from Claude White to his wife Linnet Moore White in which he says he hopes she will enjoy her trip to Austin, Texas. He said that Denison is overrun with bugs. A railroad accident that killed a switch man is described.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
Improvement in Insect-Exterminators.

Improvement in Insect-Exterminators.

Date: June 10, 1879
Creator: Walker, John Z.
Description: Patent for an improved insect exterminator design with modifications especially suitable for cotton fields, includes illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Insect-Proof Roller or Pedestal.

Insect-Proof Roller or Pedestal.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Curry, William Henry & Curry, Amey Marshall
Description: Patent for "a caster or pedestal for beds, sofas, tables, &c.; and it primarily has for its object to provide an article of this character having means for destroying chinches and other insects or vermin, whereby to prevent same from passing up the post or leg into the bed, sofa, or table." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of vinegaroons or whiptail scorpions, prefers desert areas. Harmless to humans.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of vinegaroons or whiptail scorpions, prefers desert areas. Harmless to humans.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of vinegaroons or whiptail scorpions, prefers desert areas. Harmless to humans.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Improvement in Automatic Fans.

Improvement in Automatic Fans.

Date: November 3, 1877
Creator: Boone, John Baxter
Description: Patent for "an improved device for keeping the flies off the table, bed, or other place; and it consists of a fly-brush constructed of a spiral spring attached to a shaft with rotary reciprocating motion, and provided along the convolutions of the spring with suitable wings" (para. 4).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Hornet's Nest in a Tree]

[Hornet's Nest in a Tree]

Date: unknown
Creator: Grammer, Shirley
Description: Photograph of the largest hornet's nest in a tree in Wilson County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Wilson County Historical Society
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