A patch of soil and grass which has cracked after having been worked too fine in the fall.

Cracks in the soil

A patch of soil and grass which has cracked after having been worked too fine in the fall.

Tall grasses native to the warm temperate and tropical climates. They contain stout fibrous stalks with sap rich in sugar.

Sugar Cane

Tall grasses native to the warm temperate and tropical climates. They contain stout fibrous stalks with…

Nest of the common European swallow, which can be found in old wells and mines, under the roofs of barns and sheds, in belfries, and sometimes in the fork of a dead tree.

Nest of the Common European Swallow

Nest of the common European swallow, which can be found in old wells and mines, under the roofs of barns…

A simple table constructed of barrels and a wooden plank covered with boxes.

Simple barrel table

A simple table constructed of barrels and a wooden plank covered with boxes.

A timothy plant grown from a single seed - a bunch grass.

Timothy

A timothy plant grown from a single seed - a bunch grass.

A large tree atop a hillside near a fence and birds flying by.

Tree

A large tree atop a hillside near a fence and birds flying by.

An implement used to beat down newly laid turf.

Turf Beater

An implement used to beat down newly laid turf.

Spike-like panicle of vernal grass <em>(Anthoxanthum)</em>. <em>a</em>: Mature anthers, slightly enlarged.

Vernal Grass

Spike-like panicle of vernal grass (Anthoxanthum). a: Mature anthers, slightly enlarged.

A one-flowered spikelet: <em>a, b</em>: Outer empty glumes.

Vernal Grass

A one-flowered spikelet: a, b: Outer empty glumes.

A spikelet with the outer glumes removed. <em>c</em>: Inner empty glumes (neuter flowers) with long, bristle-shaped appendages. <em>d, e</em>: Palets. <em>anth.</em>: Anthers. <em>stig.</em>: Stigmas.

Vernal Grass

A spikelet with the outer glumes removed. c: Inner empty glumes (neuter flowers) with long,…

Diagram of cross section of a spikelet. <em>a</em>: Glume. <em>d</em>: Palet.

Vernal Grass

Diagram of cross section of a spikelet. a: Glume. d: Palet.

A fruit of a vernal grass.

Vernal Grass

A fruit of a vernal grass.

The cisticole warbler, shown with its purse-shaped nest.

Cisticole Warbler

The cisticole warbler, shown with its purse-shaped nest.