Excerpt from The Field Naturalist's Quarterly, Vol. 2 Specially are our thanks due to many secretaries of field clubs in various parts of the kingdom. Wherever possible we have fallen in with suggestions offered, and shall be glad to consider any in the future. Our sole aim is to provide our readers with the best matter we can obtain from their own particular point of view. From many letters received it would appear that the 'F. N. Q.' is supplying a want, and with increasing support it will be our endeavour to supply that want still more satisfactorily. As regards the volume w commencing, it will differ in some respects from volume i., though the main lines will remain unaltered. As before, a certain proportion of articles will bear on the season of issue, a feature which has been generally approved. Of regular contributors, F. G. Aflalo continues his Fish articles, Mr Bird his on the various aspects of Broadland Fauna, the editor his Reptile Studies, Mr Mis his Archaeology series, Mr Westell his Seasonal subjects, Mr Morley his Entomology; whilst the Library, Correspondence, and Field Club columns will be on the same lines as hitherto. Of new features, one is initiated in the present issue - namely, the first instalment of our Record of Species observed, the objects of which were explained in our last. It is hoped that this column will prove valuable to both writers and readers. A more important venture is the series of articles on British Field Zoology, the introduction to which appears with this number. This venture is the direct result of the editorial which appeared in our last. It was there pointed out that general scientific principles did t receive sufficient attention in field club work. Correspondence since received from both secretaries and members of such societies proves that our contention is recognised to be true, and that any assistance in that direction will be cordially welcomed. The fault is that field naturalists are shown and taught mainly details of species; the want is a continuous picture of the whole of a subject. Text-books are too exclusively morphological for the average member of a field club, and most of them assume too great a kwledge to begin with. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.