Chamois feed in summer on mountain-herbs and flowers, and in winter chiefly on the young shoots and buds of fir and pine trees.
This brought the strength of his command up to eight corps, numbering some 220,000 men; an enormous mass to feed in a district swept bare of supplies by the operations of the preceding week, and with only one railway line, terminating at Courcelles, to depend upon.
They associate in communities, forming their burrows among loose rocks, and coming out to feed in the early morning and towards sunset.
In general it may be stated that beetles live and feed in almost all the diverse ways possible for insects.
They feed in wood or spend an underground life devouring roots or animal excrement.