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atlion oomittee made up of the com-unity's leading ottitens. (6) Gave a lecture serles to Advanced nature students. (7) Published r series of newsppper artiole8 In the local paper On natural history subjects. RESEARC!- _'Do RA Th F# vill7 Grove Area is, pr.arily a research area. During the past y .ar, several problems ere ndrtner; *(I) Results of differentta die-off in the nestig, of bob-white quail. (2) A rough survey of game bird nesting mortallt.-. *(3) Population studies with sped lI reference t o winter die-off. *(4) Quantitative and qualitative study of winter feeding of gam birds. (5) Rlstorical wildlife survey of ravil1e Grove Area. (6) A representative herbarlum of the native flora of Faville Grove bs been collectee. ~report pending PEMONTPATT10N PGRA1 Wildlife, to Increse, must be provided with adequate food and sitable cover. Faville (Irove is typical of
TOPOGRAPHY AND SOILS About one quarter of Faville Grove Area is rolling upland with an elevation of from 820-900 feet. Th6 remainder of the area Was originally poorly drained lowland, but tilinig and ditching has made about half of the lowland fit for cultivation. The elevation of the lowlands is from 790-800 feet. There are two types of lowland soils at Faville Grove. Clyde silt loam is by far the more Important, since it covers more than half of the area. It is usually spoken of as ublackland" or 'prairie soil". Its native vegetation was mainly marsh grass. Originally, this entire clyde silt loam series was lake bottom. The soil is made up of glacial material washed down from the hills. Its reaction Is about neutral. Some of the finest crops In this region are produced on this soil, which is at its best during drought period. A la~te spring or very wet season reduces the value of this land for that particular season. Peat is the other poorly drained Faville Grove soil, and is found over about 10% of the area, Except where tiled or ditched, it has not been opened to agriculture. Its reaction varies from about neutral to 3.5 ph. In places it is highly decomposed, but in other places quite raw. There is one small remnant of leatherleaf--sphag- num bog with some of Its associated flora still in the process of producing more peat. The chief upland soil isfMiami silt loam. It is extremely silty and of a loes -like appearance. As is the case with the low- land soils, it is free from stones. In recent years, erosion has caused some trouble on the steeper slopes. While the reaction of this soil is usually about neutrl, it has become leached in places to such an extent that liming Is neeessary. Loamp of this series are not very drougtresistat,